Read Me a Poem

“The Earth is Closing on Us” by Mahmoud Darwish

Poems read aloud, beautifully

By Amanda Holmes | January 23, 2024
Jack Zalium/Flickr
Jack Zalium/Flickr

Amanda Holmes reads Mahmoud Darwish’s “The Earth is Closing on Us,” translated from the Arabic by Abdullah al-Udhari. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.

This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.

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