Ziba Karbassi was born in Tabriz, northwestern Iran. She has published ten books of poetry in Persian, two books in English. Her poetry is dense and lyrical. She was chairperson of the Iranian Writers Association (in exile) from 2002 to 2004 and editor of Asar.name and one of the editor in Exiled Ink literature magazines in London. In 2009 she won golden apple poetry price for Azerbaijan. Her poems have appeared in many languages throughout Europe and the UK and US. Translations by Stephen Watts have appeared in such journals as Poetry Review and Modern Poetry Translation. She was the chair of Exiled Writers Ink in U.K. from 2012 to 2014. Her poetry has been translated to more than ten languages.
Translated from Persian by Stephen Watts & Ziba Karbassi
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