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Re-reading Darwish on March 13

~~Mahmoud Darwish was born on this day–March 13–1941.  For all that he has given to us, his readers, for the monumental body of his work and its staying power, and for his enduring images and ideas, these lines.  The first … Continue reading

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Syria, Syria, nothing but Syria…

~~As the talk of attacking Syria intensifies, I am re-posting Darwish’s poem, “I Rememberal-Sayyab” which Darwish wrote on the eve of the Second Gulf War.  This translation appeared in the June 24 issue of the London Review of Books.~~ ~ … Continue reading

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From my files: When Clothes Were Small by Tamer Fathy

~~This translation of “When Clothes Were Small” by the Egyptian poet Tamer Fathy appeared in the January 2006 issues Words Without Borders, which was devoted to new writing from Egypt. The poem is from a debut collection published in 2005, … Continue reading

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