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Najwan Darwish

Portrait of Najwan Darwish
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Najwan Darwish

Najwan Darwish is one of the foremost contemporary Arab poets. His second major collection in English translation, Exhausted on the Cross, was published by NYRB Poets in 2021, with a foreword by Raúl Zurita. Darwish lives between Haifa and his birthplace, Jerusalem.

Articles by Najwan Darwish

The Monastery of Saint Naum
Fif' from Paris, France, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Near the Shrine of Saint Naum
By Najwan Darwish
I stood in the red church, / its tiny domes like buds / blossoming in stone
Translated from Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid
Life in Mount Carmel
By Najwan Darwish
Their poems reach me from their temple
Translated from Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid & Nathalie Handal