Najwan Darwish has been called one of the foremost Arabic-language poets of his generation. His poems – often written in response to historical injustices in Palestine and beyond – can be woundingly direct or disconcertingly witty. ‘Embrace’ is a new selection published as part of the Poetry Translation Centre (PTC) World Poets Series with translations made by Atef Alshaer with the UK poet Paul Batchelor.
Join us online for the launch of this new book with readings from Najwan, Atef and Paul, with a discussion of the poems and translation process with the World Poets Series editor Edward Doegar, the PTC’s Commissioning Editor.
There are two ticket types for this event: £3 admission & £9 admission with a copy of ‘Embrace’.
Najwan Darwish is a Palestinian poet born in Jerusalem. He published his first book of poetry in 2000 and has been an important literary figure ever since. He has published eight books in Arabic, and his work has been translated into over twenty languages.
Atef Alshaer is an author, editor, translator and Senior Lecturer in Arabic Studies at the University of Westminster.
Paul Batchelor is a prize-winning poet and Director of of Creative Writing at the University of Durham.