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In Memoriam Mahmoud Darwish

PUBLISHED: August 10, 2008

We just received the sad news that Mahmoud Darwish—the man described by Tom Sleigh in our pages as “the unofficial Palestinian national poet”—has died in a hospital in Houston following open-heart surgery. You can find Darwish’s stunning long poem, “With the Mist So Dense on the Bridge,” the title poem of his final collection, in our current issue. As more information becomes available, we will share it here on the blog, and we encourage all who knew Darwish—or read and were moved by his work—to share their thoughts and memories here.

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