Poet Samih al-Qasim reads some of his poems.
Samih al-Qasim was born in 1939 in Zarqa, Jordan. He grew up in the village of Rama in northern Palestine and was a leading figure of the "resistance poets" of the 1950s. He has written more than thirty books of…
Poets in the Arab world have historically been important cultural figures, and this tradition continues among Palestinians. In the second of his reports on Middle East poetry, Jeffrey Brown discusses poetry's role in Arab society with three leading Palestinian poets.
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