We were greatly saddened to learn of the death of the outstanding Palestinian poet, Mourid Barghouti, on 14 February 2021. We first got to know Mourid when we received the manuscript of Midnight & Other Poems, translated by his wife, Radwa Ashour, which was published to great acclaim in 2008. Over the years, we remained friends, although we were only able to see him on his visits to the UK, the last time in 2019 when he appeared at the Bradford Festival.
This appreciation from The National is just one of the many that have appeared in the past week:
Tributes pour in for Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti
He will be greatly missed.