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Mahmoud Darwish at Bethlehem University, (2006)
|Born||13 March 1941
al-Birwa, Mandatory Palestine
|Died||9 August 2008
Houston, Texas, United States
|Occupation||Poet and writer|
Mahmoud Darwish (Arabic: محمود درويش, romanized: Maḥmūd Darwīshcode: ar is deprecated , 13 March 1941 – 9 August 2008) was a Palestinian poet and author who was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. He won numerous awards for his works. Darwish used Palestine as a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and exile. He has been described as incarnating and reflecting "the tradition of the political poet in Islam, the man of action whose action is poetry." He also served as an editor for several literary magazines in Palestine.
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Darwish's grave and memorial in Ramallah
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