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Mahmoud Darwish

Poems and Prayers

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Arabs and Jews have lived together for thousands of years. Our languages have cross-pollinated and we have developed a united mythology and set of traditions.This was all on display with the West-Coast premiere of Poems and Prayers, my third symphony.

Ramallah, Palestine's De Facto Capital

Rick Steves | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Ramallah is the boom town of the West Bank. As, bit by bit (under the settlement policy of Israel), the likelihood of East Jerusalem being the capital...

Native Informant

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Much of the music on the Native Informant album speaks to my love for the Arab World, the beauty of its people, the generosity of its culture and my relationship with its artists and poets.

Poets Wandering

Kazim Ali | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Kazim Ali

Toward the end of my journey I traveled north on the train to the Nahariyya station, where I met Rachel Tzvia Back, a poet with whom I have communicated by email for many years.

National Poetry Month: Breeding Hyperlinks Out of the Dead Land

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

It's National Poetry Month, so media outlets all across the country are shining a spotlight on the art form they normally ignore, mangle, or treat with derision. Hooray!

Poetry Is Thriving In The Arab World

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Dubai's construction projects may be stalling out, but the region's push to become a place of international cultural significance is still going stron...

"Don't Let It Sink" : Making Coffee with Mahmoud Darwish

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 02.07.2013 | World
Freddy Deknatel

Under the terror of jets and shelling, the Israeli siege of Beirut, Darwish is making coffee.

Why You Should Read Mahmoud Darwish

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

When renowned novelist Ahdaf Soueif said that the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish was "the last poet who could fill a football stadium," it wasn't hy...