סמיח אל קאסם
|Born||May 11, 1939|
|Died||August 19, 2014 (aged 75)|
|Occupation||Poet and journalist|
Samīħ al-Qāsim, Arabic: سميح القاسم , Hebrew: סמיח אל קאסם , (born May 11, 1939 - died August 19, 2014) was a Arab-language poet from Israel. His poetry is influenced by two primary periods of his life: before and after the Six-Day War. He joined the Communist Rakah party in 1967, later Hadash - the Front for Democracy and Equality. Al-Qasim has published several volumes and collections of poetry.
He worked also as a journalist and was several times in prison because of his political activities.
Al-Qasim died aged 75, after a long battle with cancer.
References[change | change source]
- Interview with Mira Awad, Maariv, 22 May 2009
- Also spelt in Hebrew: סמיח אל-קאסם
- Samīħ al-Qāsim reads one of his poem at the Sha'ar International Poetry Festival 2009