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
(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.

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.

Part 1:

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.

Mahmoud Darwish remembered

Thanks to everyone who made it out to commemorate the life and poetry of Mahmoud Darwish at the Rouge Lounge on the anniversary of his passing.

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

Mahmoud Darwish (1941 -2008) poetry night

Mahmoud Darwish (1941 -2008): Commemoration in Poetry
In conjunction with the Rouge Poetry Summer Slam
Tuesday, August 9 (9:00 – 11:00 pm)
Rouge Lounge
10111-117 Street
(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

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 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 Rouge Poetry Summer Slam on August 9.

The evening will feature a set of local poets performing original works of poetry, followed by 20 minutes of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry and concluding with another set of original works. Accompanying the selected readings from Darwish will also premiere the first poem written by the late Dr. Ibrahim Abu-Rabi, the Islamic studies chair at the University of Alberta, which many mourned the loss of last month.

The evening is presented in collaboration with the Breath in Poetry Collective, and there is a $5 cover charge for the poetry slam.

If you are interested in competing in the poetry slam portion of the night by reading your own poetry, visit the Breath in Poetry Collective website for poetry slam rules and details.

Sorry, no minors.