Legacy of Forugh Farrokhzad

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

This late-afternoon gathering features poetry, fiction, film and conversation, inspired and emboldened by the work and legacy of one of Iran’s outstanding cultural figures of the 20th century. Forugh Farrokhzad (1934 – 1967) was a poet, filmmaker and feminist iconoclast. Featuring Sholeh Wolpé, Jasmin Darznik and Shabnam Piryaei. Emcee: Persis Karim. Free.

“Poetic modernism came to Iran as late as the 1960s, when Farrokhzad streaked across the literary horizon. ... Of course, she became a scandal, one that endures to this day, Booklist writes of “Sin: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad,” translated by Sholeh Wolpé. “... [The’ poems’ long lines and musical repetitions sweep the reader away as effectively as any American projective verse.”

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Online (Zoom)
The Poetry Center, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies
The Poetry Center