works in his native Jerusalem. His first poetry collection, [He was Knocking at the Last Door] was published in 2000; selections of his work have been translated into English, French and Spanish. In 2009 Darwish was selected by the Beirut39 Festival as one of the best Arab-language writers under the age of 39. He is the editor of the Min wa Illa magazine, which publishes the works of Arab writers and artists in the region. He participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State. Photo: Veronique Vercheval.