Amy Goodman in TODAY’S DEMOCRACY NOW! Reports:
* Mahmoud Darwish, Poet Laureate of the Palestinians, 1941-2008 *
Three days of mourning have been declared in the West Bank and Gaza to mark the death of Mahmoud Darwish, the Poet Laureate of the Palestinians. Darwish was considered one of the most important Arab poets, a towering literary figure for over four decades. The poetry of Mahmoud Darwish is well known and loved across the Arab world by people from all walks of life.