30 December 2006

Iranian Poet Forough Farrokhzad

Received in an email yesterday:

Dear Editor

Forough Farrokhzad is one of the most famous Iranian poets of modern times.

Her poems are unjustly unknown to English readers as a result of the lack of proper translation.

The 13th February 2007 is the 40th anniversary of her tragic death at the age of 32. I translated a selection of her poems for her memory.

Here is the link: www.foroughfarrokhzad.org

I appreciate if you help me to connect to a large set of eventual interested readers. Many thanks!

Happy New Year.

Maryam Dilmaghani

The Tripod site built by Maryam Dilmaghani includes a goodly number of poems in translation into English plus bio info on the poet and the translator's personal reasons for undertaking this work. Thanks!

"Forough Farrokhzad (January 5, 1935—February 13, 1967) can be called the most famous of the Iranian poets of modern time. She not only contributed to the Iranian poetry tradition but also to the advancement of Iranian popular culture. Her outstanding lucidity and her uncommon courage in going beyond cultural taboos gave an unimitable example to all Iranian women and men who lived at the same time or after her."
—from www.foroughfarrokhzad.org

You might also want to visit www.forughfarrokhzad.com with audio files and much more . . .

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