Taha Muhammad Ali was born in 1931 in the Galilee village of Saffuriya. After fleeing to Lebanon during the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, Muhammad Ali and his family settled in Nazareth where they have lived since. He and his sons have been operating a souvenir shop there for decades.
Muhammad Ali began his poetry career late, in 1983. He has published several collections of poetry and is also writes short stories. He has published two collections in English: “Never Mind: Twenty Poems and a Story” (2000) and “So What: New and Selected Poems, 1971-2005” (2006).
In this web exclusive clip, Taha Muhummad Ali reads two poems from his book, ‘So What’.