Mahmoud Darwish: Exile’s Poet

Mahmoud Darwish’s work has long been considered seminal in shaping modern Arabic poetry. He has received wide international recognition and is a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize. Often deemed the ‘Poet of the Resistance’, no substantial critical study exists that addresses the complexity of Darwish’s poetry in rewriting the homeland and articulating exile.This volume examines the complex connections between poetry, myth, lyric, prose, and history in Darwish’s poetry, plus a number of scholarly articles that situate his work in relation to both modern Arabic and world poetry. In addition, it also looks at the future of poetry, the role of the poet, language, cultural heritage, lyrical modes, and the relationship of place and identity.