My Country, I Shall Build You Again!
Three poems by Simin Behbahani (1927-2014) Translated by Sara Khalili & edited by Michael Beard From the bilingual edition (c) My Country, I Shall Build […]
Write and Fear Not: Three Poems
what good is a map of the whole worldthe maps i love are those you dream uplined with boundaries rivers subways houses& a tiny map […]
96 years ago on December 12, 1925, a son was born into circumstances that were less than inspiring to him. He wasn’t dealt the advantages of a cultured home or a stirring education.
Beyond the Ellipses: Poems by Emran Salahi
A towering figure in modern Persian satire, Emran Salahi (1947–2006) was an equally adept writer of serious Persian poetry, which he composed in various forms, […]
That Cosy Corner on the Left
Mehdi Rabbi was born on August 19, 1980, in Ahwaz. In an introduction to his second book, he says “I write stories because I can’t help […]
Birthday of Reza Deldar-Nik
Short story by Mohammad Tolouei It happened in the middle of the ceremony. Although mom had made sure I went to the toilet just before […]
Four Spring Songs by Hafiz Shirazi
With boiling passion’s eager haste,
Comes forth the blushing rose;
Shall we not wine like water waste,
Soft dashing as it flows?
Two weeks ago, Robert Enke killed himself. He was the goalkeeper of both Hanover and the German national soccer team. Which one of the Iranian players would do something like that?
Review: Marziyeh Sotoudeh’s “Top Top Khamir”
From the short story collection The Care of Strangers Author: Marzieh Sotoudeh Language: Persian Publisher: H&S Media, 2013 Marziyeh Sotoudeh (b. 1957) is an Iranian-Canadian […]