4th Annual Mahmoud Darwish: Commemoration in Poetry
Tuesday, August 12 (8:30 – 11:00 pm)
Rouge Lounge
10111-117 Street
(Click here for map)

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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.

As the horror in Gaza continues to unfold, please join PSN for its fourth annual evening commemorating the life and words of Mahmoud Darwish, and his unparallelled capturing of the struggle and steadfastness of the Palestinian people.

The evening will feature readings in both Arabic and English of a number of poems by 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. Entry is by donation (no one turned away), with all proceeds going to UNWRA relief efforts in Gaza.

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.

Part 1:

Part 2:

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

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