Palestinian-American Physician Expresses Through Poetry

February 12, 2009

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Fady Joudah

Fady Joudah was born in Austin, Texas, in a Palestinian refugee home. He's a physician of internal medicine, member of Doctors Without Borders , as well as a poet and translator. His works have appeared in several journals and anthologies. His translation of famed Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish's most recent poetry is collected in The Butterfly's Burden from Copper Canyon Press.

Fady was born in the U.S and but grew up in Libya and Saudi Arabia. He told Worldview about his family's birthplace.