Casa Árabe hosts Poesía por Palestina, a reading under the responsibility of the teacher and poet Mahmoud Sobh and the poetess Ángeles Fernangómez. Several authors will read their works supporting and showing solidarity to the Palestinian people. The event will take place this afternoon at the Auditorium of the Casa Árabe of Madrid (62 Alcalá Street) at 7:00 p.m. Admission will be free while seats are available.
Ángeles Fernán-Gómez is co-founder partner and member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Painters and Poets “Versos Pintados del Café Gijón”. Organizer of the Congress of Poets “El Cerro de los Versos” in its edition of La Lobera de Gredos. Guest pen in the Magazine “Sensibilidades”. She collaborates in the magazine of ALKAID Publications. In poetry, she has co-published:”Versos Pintados del Café Gijón I” and “Con Buenas Palabras” (special mention in the poem “Células Madre”). In stories, she has co-published:”Encuentros en Sambara”, “En Una Ciudad Lineal” and “El Quijote en el Café Gijón”. She was short-listed on the International Contest “Les Filanderes, Filando Cuentos de Mujer” (story) and on the International Contest “María del Villar” (book of poems).
For his part, Mahmud Sobh was born in Safed, small village of Galilee, Palestine, in February 1936. In 1948 he was brutally expelled from it by tanks and soldiers of the recently created Israel. He started a life as an exiled that took a decisive turn when, in 1965, he decided to accept a scholarship to come to Spain and do his PhD thesis on the classical Andalusian poetry. At the moment, he works as a professor of Arab and Islamic Studies at the Complutense University of Madrid. Álamo Award of Poetry in 1975, Vicente Aleixandre Award in 1978. Mahmud Sobh’s poetry, popular and vitalist, clear, classical and iconoclastic, kind and disturbing at the same time, perpetuates us in an eternal youth with the love, the search of identity, the life as an adventure and the rebellious sincerity as essential guides.