by Ali, Taha Muhammad
Taha Muhammad Ali is a celebrated Palestinian poet whose work is driven by a storyteller’s vivid imagination, disarming humour and unflinching honesty. Born in rural Galilee, Muhammad Ali was left without a home when his village was destroyed during the Arab-Israeli war of 1948. Out of this history of shared loss and survival, he has created art of the first order. His poems portray experiences ranging from catastrophe to splendour, all the while preserving an essential human dignity.