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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 (translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid), was published by NYRB Poets in 2021, with a foreword by Raúl Zurita....

Exhausted on the Cross shortlisted to the 2022 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, the National Translation Awards, Derek Walcott Prize and is the winner of the Sarah Maguire Prize. Darwish lives between Haifa and his birthplace, Jerusalem. 

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Articles by Najwan Darwish

The Monastery of Saint Naum
Fif' from Paris, France, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons