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Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams

Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams

“Dick Davis’s translation of the best of Persia’s medieval short poetry, borrowed ware, is a wonderful book, suffused with love, beautifully produced and with a comprehensive introduction to Persian courtly poetry.” – The Independent.[read more>>]

At Home, and Far from Home: Poems on Iran and Persian Culture

At Home, and Far from Home: Poems on Iran and Persian Culture

“The cultural diversity of his life is reflected in the variety of his poems–in their skillfully handled formal range, in the scope of their subject-matter and in their commitment to an ideal of civilized life shared by many cultures.[read more>>]

Another Birth and Other Poems

Another Birth and Other Poems (Kindle/iPad Version)

This eBook of poems of Forugh Farrokhzad are fiercely honest, insightful, and often wonderfully lyrical.[read more>>]

Obeyd-e Zakani: Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works

Obeyd-e Zakani: Ethics of the Aristocrats and Other Satirical Works

: January 1, 2008

Obeyd-e Zakani, who died in 1372 is among the great poets of Iran but little known in the West. This selection of his work is the first to be translated into English.[read more>>]

The Art of Persian Music: Includes a Lesson from Master Dariush Safvat

The Art of Persian Music: Includes a Lesson from Master Dariush Safvat

“An innovative introduction to the music and culture of Iran. . . . Important terms, instruments, repertories, and personalities are cataloged and thoroughly explained, making it accessible to anyone.[read more>>]

Hafez: Songs in Tajikistan

Hafez: Songs in Tajikistan

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Diary of a Tree

Diary of a Tree

Diary of a Tree is a poem in two books from the point of view of a tree. Born in Tehran, Iran in 1944, Goli Khalatbary followed her father through his diplomatic postings as a girl. She saw many countries, many towns, and many landscapes, but could not have childhood friends.[read more>>]