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Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation

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Khaled Mattawa
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In Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation, Mattawa pays tribute to one of the most celebrated and well-read poets of our era. With detailed knowledge of Arabic verse and a firm grounding in Palestinian history, Mattawa explores the ways in which Darwish’s aesthetics have played a crucial role in shaping and maintaining Palestinian identity and culture through decades of warfare, attrition, exile, and land confiscation. Mattawa chronicles the evolution of his poetry, from a young poet igniting resistance in occupied land to his decades in exile where his work grew in ambition and scope. In doing so, Mattawa reveals Darwish’s verse to be both rooted to its place of longing and to transcend place, as it reaches for the universal and the human.

Born and raised in Libya, Khaled Mattawa immigrated to the United States as a teenager. He is associate professor in the English Department at the University of Michigan. He is the author of several books of poetry, including Tocqueville and Amorisco.

All recent publications by Khaled Mattawa

  • Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation
  • Tocqueville
  • Shepherd of Solitude: Selected Poems of Amjad Nasser
  • A Red Cherry on a White-tiled Floor
  • Amorisco
  • Invitation to a Secret Feast
  • These Are Not Oranges, My Love
  • Ismailia Eclipse: Poems

All publications by Khaled Mattawa

Criticism:

Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet's Arts and His Nation (Syracuse University Press), 2014.



Books of Poetry:


Tocqueville (New Issues), 2010;

Amorisco (Ausable Press), 2008;
 
Zodiac of Echoes (Ausable Press) 2003;
 
Ismailia Eclipse (The Sheep Meadow Press) 1995.

 
 
 
Poetry in Translation:
 
Selected Poems, Adonis (Ali Ahmad Said), (Yale University Press), 2010.
 
Shepherd of Solitude: Selected Poems of Amjad Nasser (Banipal Books, U.K.) 2009);
 
These Are Not Oranges, My Love: Selected Poems of Iman Mersal (The Sheep Meadow Press), 2008;

Invitation to A Secret Feast: Selected Poems of Joumana Haddad (Tupelo Press), 2008;
 
A Red Cherry on A White-Tile Floor, poems by Maram Al-Massri (Copper Canyon) 2007;
 
Miracle Maker, Selected Poems of Fadhil Al-Azzawi (BOA Editions) 2004;
 
Without An Alphabet, Without A Face: Selected Poems of Saadi Youssef (Graywolf Press), 2002;
 
In Every Well A Joseph Is Weeping, Poems of Fadhil al-Azzawi (Quarterly Review of Books), 1997;
 
Questions and Their Retinue: Selected Poems of Hatif Janabi (University of Arkansas Press), 1996.

 
 
 
Anthologies of Arab American Literature:
 
Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology of Arab American Fiction (University of Arkansas Press), 2004, second edition 2009;
 
Post Gibran: Anthology of New Arab American Writing (Syracuse University Press), 1999.
 

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