"If I touch the Depth of Your Heart … " : The Human Promise of Poetry in Memories of Mahmoud Darwish [PDF eBook Edition]  Journal Editor:    Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, UMass Boston  Issue Co-Editors:    Anna D. Beckwith, UMass Boston Elora Chowdhury, UMass Boston Leila Farsakh, UMass Boston Askold Melnyczuk, UMass Boston Erica Mena, UMass Boston and University of Iowa Dorothy Shubow Nelson, UMass Boston Joyce Peseroff, UMass Boston Rajini Srikanth, UMass Boston

"If I touch the Depth of Your Heart … " : The Human Promise of Poetry in Memories of Mahmoud Darwish [Paperback Edition]

CODE: 19HAVIISpecial2009pb

List price: $60.00  

$52.00

You save: $8.00 (13%)
-13%
5 item(s)

Journal Editor:  

Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, UMass Boston

Issue Co-Editors:  

Anna D. Beckwith, UMass Boston
Elora Chowdhury, UMass Boston
Leila Farsakh, UMass Boston
Askold Melnyczuk, UMass Boston
Erica Mena, UMass Boston and University of Iowa
Dorothy Shubow Nelson, UMass Boston
Joyce Peseroff, UMass Boston
Rajini Srikanth, UMass Boston

This 2009 (VII) special issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge entitled "'If I touch the depths of your heart': The Human Promise of Poetry in Memories of Mahmoud Darwish," is a commemorative issue on the life and poetry of the late Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish, co-edited by a group of UMass Boston faculty and alumni. Other than keynote opening statements, the special issue is comprised of a selected series of longer and shorter poems by Mahmoud Darwish, followed by commemorative poetry and essays/articles that directly or indirectly engage with Mahmoud Darwish’s work and/or the subject matter of his passion and love, Palestine and human rights and dignity. Contributions include: Selections from the poetry of the late Mahmoud Darwish in two recently published collections: If I Were Another: Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009) translated by Fady Joudah, and another, A River Dies of Thirst: Journals (Archipelago, 2009), translated by Catherine Cobham; keynote contribution by UMass Boston Provost Winston Langley, keynote contribution of a poem by Martha Collins; and commemorative poetry or prose by the Palestinian-American poet, writer, and scholar Lisa Suhair Majaj, Amy Tighe, Dorothy Shubow Nelson, Robert Lipton, Joyce Peseroff, Shaari Neretin, and Jack Hirschman; included are also essays/articles by Leila Farsakh, Rajini Srikanth, Erica Mena, Kyleen Aldrich, Nadia Alahmed, and Patrick Sylvain. Co-editors of the special issue were (alphabetically) Anna D. Beckwith, Elora Chowdhury, Leila Farsakh, Askold Melnyczuk, Erica Mena, Dorothy Shubow Nelson, Joyce Peseroff, Rajini Srikanth, and Mohammad H. Tamdgidi (journal editor-in-chief).Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge is a publication of OKCIR: The Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics). For more information about OKCIR and other issues in its journal's Edited Collection as well as Monograph and Translation series visit OKCIR's homepage.

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
vii—Editor’s Note: Mahmoud Darwish’s Parting Gift
Mohammad H. Tamdgidi, University of Massachusetts Boston
 
 
Keynote Openings
 
1—The Candle
Winston Langley, University of Massachusetts Boston
 
3—For Gaza
Martha Collins, Poet, Writer, and Editor
 
 
Mahmoud Darwish’s Poetry
 
5-6—From the New Book: If I Were Another: Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009)
Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008)
 
 
7—Keynote Introduction: Mahmoud Darwish’s Lyric Epic
Fady Joudah, Palestinian-American Poet, Physician, and Translator
 
 
Selected Long Poems by Mahmoud Darwish: Translations by Fady Joudah
 
19—The “Red Indian’s” Penultimate Speech to the White Man
 
25—Tuesday and the Weather is Clear
 
33—Hoopoe
 
41—From the New Book, A River Dies of Thirst: Journals (Archipelago, 2009)
 
 
Selected Short Poems by Mahmoud Darwish: Translations by Catherine Cobham
 
43—A River Dies of Thirst
 
45—Assassination
 
47—Nero
 
49—The Enemy
 
51—The House as Casualty
 
53—The Rest of A Life
 
55—If We Want To
 
 
Commemorative Poetry
 
57—Keynote Poetry: Selected Poems: Country • Practicing Loving Kindness • Peace • No
Night Sky • Living History • Cyclones and Seeds
Lisa Suhair Majaj, Palestinian-American Writer, Scholar and Poet
 
75—Letter to Mahmoud Darwish
Amy Tighe, UMass and Boston College Alumni and Poet
 
79—Truth
Dorothy Shubow Nelson, University of Massachusetts Boston
 
81—Darwish Sits In
Robert Lipton, Poet and Writer
 
83—American Idols
Joyce Peseroff, University of Massachusetts Boston
 
85—Wreck
Fady Joudah, Palestinian-American Poet, Physician, and Translator
 
91—The Lost and Found Warehouse
Shaari Neretin, Social Worker and Activist
 
99—Mantra for Mahmoud Darwish
Jack Hirschman, Poet 
 
 
Commemorative Essays
 
101—Keynote Essay: Darwish and the Meaning of Palestine
Leila Farsakh, University of Massachusetts Boston
 
105—Why the Solidarity?: South Asian Activism for Palestine
Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts Boston
 
111—The Geography of Poetry: Mahmoud Darwish and Postnational Identity
Erica Mena, University of Iowa
 
119—The Lost and Forgotten: Exploring the Narratives of Darwish and Silko
Kyleen Aldrich, University of Massachusetts Boston
 
123—An Anthem for the Dream Land: The Legacy of Poetry for the Palestinian and
African-American Nationalism in the 11002s and 1970s
Nadia Alahmed, University of Massachusetts Amherst
 
137—Darwish’s Essentialist Poetics in a State of Siege
Patrick Sylvain, Brown University, Harvard University, and University of Massachusetts Boston
 
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
 
Note: Individual articles published in this issue of the journal are available online as freely downloadable PDF files as part of the Okcir Library portfolio (visit http://www.okcir.com). 
Journal Editor: Mohammad H. Tamdgidi; Anna D. Beckwith, UMass Boston Elora Chowdhury, UMass Boston Leila Farsakh, UMass Boston Askold Melnyczuk, UMass Boston Erica Mena, UMass Boston and University of Iowa Dorothy Shubow Nelson, UMass Boston Joyce Pesero
First
Paperback
196
Okcir Press
1-888024-36-4
978-1-888024-36-4
English
New
1 lb
7x10 inches
Front/Back Cover, Illus.
2
Acid Free
None
Loading...