Event: Mahmoud Darwish poetry night

3rd Annual Mahmoud Darwish: Commemoration in Poetry
Tuesday, August 13 (8:30 – 11:00 pm)
Rouge Lounge
10111-117 Street
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On August 9, 2008 Palestine and the world lost a powerful and incomparable voice for justice with the passing of Palestine’s national poet, Mahmoud Darwish. His poetry explored life and politics, using words that sought to change history and to humanize.

Join PSN in its third annual event commemorating the life and words of Mahmoud Darwish and gaze into a selection of his classical Arabic-style writings, which have certainly not been lost in translation.

A number of his poems will be presented as part of the Breath in Poetry Collective‘s weekly poetry nights at the Rouge Lounge (10111-117 Street). The evening will kick off with a performance by Solidario, from the local hip-hop group The People’s Poets, followed by original works of poetry by local poets, as well as readings in both Arabic and English of poems by Mahmoud Darwish.

If you are interested in reading a poem by Darwish in either Arabic or English as part of the evening’s commemoration, please email Sara at shussein07@gmail.com.

The evening is presented in collaboration with the Breath in Poetry Collective. Sorry, no minors.

You can learn more about the life of Mahmoud Darwish below in the two-part Al Jazeera feature on Darwish made shortly after his death on August 9, 2008.

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Part 2:

You can learn more about Darwish and hear him reading his poetry here and find many of his poems in both Arabic and English online.