Monday, April 18, 2011

Poetry Month: Forough Farrokhzad

Rather than link to a single poem today, I give you this link to a page dedicated to the great Forough Farrokhzad, with a generous selection of her poems and other material. I came across her work a while back when looking through the City Lights catalog. Apparently they were putting together a sizable collection of her work that has since been cancelled. I wonder if the selected poems that came out around the same time killed it, but that would be a shame. While Sin is a great collection, wonderfully translated by Sholeh Wolpe, another book in English, complete with letters and an array of writings, would be nice. Oh well…

P.S.: Well what do you know? I quick Amazon search revealed this forthcoming book.