‘She Stretched Out Her Hand’: A Translator’s Tribute to Mourid Barghouti

"My first memory of reading a poem by Mourid Barghouti (1944-2021) goes back to the tenth grade. I was reading "غمزة" ("A Wink") from his "قصائد مختارة" (Selected Poems), and I was fascinated by how Mourid managed to give such a sense of movement to his words."