What has become of my country: Said Soltanpour, poet of revolution

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Said Soltanpour, poet, playwright and director changed the pace of the revolution that toppled the Shah. It was mid October 1977. Already the voices of protest against the…

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A Shelter (سقف): a song by Iraj Jannati Ataei

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Saghf (Persian: سقف)(Literary: Roof) is one of the most beautiful Iranian songs. It was first performed by Farhad Mehrad in the 1970s. The lyrics are composed by  Iraj…

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A Lover From Palestine – Poem by Mahmoud Darwish

Friday, July 26, 2019

Your eyes are a thorn in my heart Inflicting pain, yet I cherish that thorn And shield it from the wind. I sheathe it in my flesh, I…

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Poem by Sukaina Habiballah: ‘Everything in You Grew, But Not Your Hand’

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Translated by Robin Moger. Posted on ArabLit May 25, 2o18. Over at Youssef Rakha’s Cosmopolitan Hotel, there are six poems in Robin Moger’s translation, by Moroccan writer Sukaina…

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‘One Hundred Years’, a poem by Steve Bloom on the centenary of the Russian Revolution

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The full poem can be downloaded as a pdf here  And over the evening forest the bronze moon climbs to its place. Why has the music stopped? Why…

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Two Gravediggers – Poem

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Majid Nafici Iroon The day is sunny After much rain. I run on Venice beach And know that Another storm is coming. At the pier Water has clogged…

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