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HASSAN FAYYAD

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Hassan Fayyad is an alumnus of UCLA’s film school, former writer-director of documentary films for the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Arts. He has translated two collections of poems into Persian: Freedom, Selected Poems of Octavio Paz, and Homesick Blues: … Continue reading

STEPHEN WATTS

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Stephen Watts was born in London in 1952. A prolific poet and editor, he has translated contemporary Kurdish, Slovenian and Persian poets, and has compiled a bibliography of 20th Century poetry in English translation.       Translations by Stephen … Continue reading

KAVEH SAFA

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Kaveh Safa has taught courses in anthropology and Persian at the Universities of Virginia and Chicago. Translations by Kaveh Safa Our Tears Are Sweet by Simin Behbahani And Behold by Simin Behbahani

FARZANEH MILANI

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Farzaneh Milani teaches Persian language and literature and women’s studies at the University of Virginia and is the author of Veils and Words: The Emerging Voices of Iranian Women.       Translations by Farzaneh Milani Our Tears Are Sweet … Continue reading

LYN COFFIN

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Lyn Coffin is a poet, translator, playwright and fiction writer. She has published nineteen books. She teaches professional and continuing education at the University of Washington and lives in Seattle.       Translations by Lyn Coffin Untitled by Mohsen … Continue reading

Land of Loss by Sholeh Wolpé

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You wrap the bed sheet around your naked waist, go to the window, light up a cigarette.   The painted balcony that juts out from the heart of this dilapidated apartment creaks bilingual sighs.   You smell of things distant: … Continue reading

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The Writer by Sholeh Wolpé

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The bright warm day beckons but I stay indoors, reluctantly climb the stairs to my dark tower where I sit and wait for the world to set itself right, for time to collapse under my fingers tapping the keyboard.   … Continue reading

Each Day by Sholeh Wolpé

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she wakes up and something’s changed. The parrot in the cage has stopped speaking English. The line of ants has skipped the syrup. The lawn has changed its mind and is now leaning left.   The radio has gone opera, … Continue reading

Parable of a Donkey Who Farted by Attar

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