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Five Poems by Bijan Elahi

December 1, 2019 0

Bijan Elahi (July 7, 1945 – Dec 1, 2010) was a modernist poet and a prolific translator of T.S. Eliot, Arthur Rimbaud, Henri Michaux, Friedrich […]

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Qeysar Aminpour (1959-2007)

October 31, 2019 0

AKA Kaiser Aminpour Bio Brief Qeysar [aka Kaiser] Aminpour was one of the most outstanding, and perhaps the most popular, Post-revolutionary poets of Iran whose […]

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Postscript to Silence

May 3, 2019 0

“This little space gradually grew large and larger until it occupied his whole heart and mind. An all-inclusive mass that, in spite of all his expertise and experience, was unnameable for him.”

Will Stand, We

December 26, 2018 0

“The sound of falling dices disturbs you. Why are they pleased with no game other than backgammon? Why don’t they play chess? Because you should shut your mouth up when playing chess, should think twice, should plan. You should make progress on different fronts to blindside your opponent. So that if he moves his knight, you can take his bishop, and if he moves his queen, you can take his rock, and so on until you gradually reach your goal. On the backgammon, however, all you can do is throw dices and boast and dawdle until your opponent is distracted and cannot decide, cannot risk it.”