Najwan Darwish is one of the foremost contemporary Arab poets. Since the publication of his first collection in 2000, his poetry has been hailed across the Arab world and beyond as a singular expression of the Palestinian struggle. He has published eight books in Arabic, and his work has been translated into more than twenty languages. Darwish has two major collections in English, both translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid: Nothing More to Lose (NYRB Poets, 2014), which was picked as one of the best books of the year by NPR and nominated for several awards; and Exhausted on the Cross (NYRB Poets, 2021, foreword by Raul Zurita). Darwish lives between Haifa and his birthplace, Jerusalem.