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Song of the Ground Jay: Poems by Iranian Women, 1960–2022

: March 7, 2023

Song of the Ground Jay: Poems by Iranian Women, 1960–2022.[read more>>]

Pearls That Soak My Dress: Elegies for a Child

: July 19, 2021

Jahan Khatun was a fourteenth-century Persian princess who lived through tumultuous political upheavals: her father was murdered when she was a teenager, eleven years later her family’s dynasty was overthrown and all her male relatives were killed, and once her family had lost all their political power she suffered imprisonment and exile.[read more>>]

Another Birth and Other Poems

Another Birth and Other Poems

: March 24, 2010

Forugh Farrokhzad was born in Tehran in 1935 and died in a car crash at the age of 32…Fiercely honest, insightful, and often wonderfully lyrical, her work has earned her a secure place in the thousand-year tradition of illustrious Iranian poets.[read more>>]

When They Broke Down The Door: Poems

The power of poetry to map the human heart has been a hallmark of Persian culture for at least a thousand years, and Fatemeh Shams wields it unforgettably.[read more>>]

Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams

Borrowed Ware: Medieval Persian Epigrams (Kindle/iPad Version)

“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>>]

Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz

“The translations of all three poets are superb, and they open up a new world even for those who know Persian well….Davis has managed, better than anyone else so far, to give a rendering that makes these translations come alive and sing.” W. L.[read more>>]