Very little factual biographical information exists on the life of Hafez. He was born in Shiraz around 1320, died around 1390 and is one of Iran’s great poets.
Hafez: Dance of Life contains 12 Hafez poems with multiple perspectives. The translations are by the poet and philosopher Michael Boylan, who also reads them in the audio; the illuminations are by Hossein Zenderoudi (select any of the smaller images on the poem page for a larger version); the Persian calligraphy is by Amir Hossein Tabnak; the Persian reading is by the late, poet Nader Naderpour (d. 2000).
This bilingual audio visual web rendering also includes transliterations of the Persian using a phonetic English script.