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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mahmud Darwish

Saw this today on David's blog: Mahmud Darwish died yesterday.

I met him once in San Francisco. He was quiet, wry, and patient (I was pretty much the opposite) and I enjoyed his reading and conversation.

You can read one of his poems here: http://www.webdelsol.com/Perihelion/darwish.htm

1 comment:

saudade said...

I remember him as a fiercely intelligent activist who was also quite nice. RIP.