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Iranian Poetry

The Iranian Maya Angelou Passes Away

Shermin Kruse | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

She lived to the ripe old age of 87. She who Iranians lovingly called the Lioness of Iran. She who chronicled her people's politics, their beauty, their mundane and their extraordinary, their oppression and their plastic surgery, the landscape of their lives.

'Love at Eighty?': The Lady of Ghazal Recites Iran

Aria Fani | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home
Aria Fani

Simin Behbahani's poems paint one of the most nuanced narratives of modern Iranian society. Her poems offer apertures into the daily life of Iranians, and reveal its subtleties and paradoxes.

Voices of Protest: The Iranian Word

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

There is an old saying in Persian, that every Iranian has written at least one line of poetry in their lifetime -- one can only imagine how many millions of lines have been written this summer alone.