Series: Iranian Food – Zereshk Polo

Zereshk Polo

If you’re a “dessert before dinner” kind of person, you’ll love this dish. A sweet mix of rose water, barberries, and rice, with savory chicken to balance everything out.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/tyanat/20-persian-foods-to-blow-your-taste-buds-away-nzgf

Volleyball: Iran one of the worlds best 4 Volleyball teams

Iran’s volleyball team has advanced to the semifinals of the 2014 FIVB World League after beating nine-time world champion Brazil.

The Iranian team defeated Brazil 3-1 (25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 28-26) in a match in the Italian city of Florence on Friday, progressing to the semifinals of the event for the first time in its history.

 

http://www.payvand.com/news/14/jul/1114.html

 

Forugh Farrokhzad – awarded and influential female Iranian poet and film director

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Forugh Farrokhzad (Persian: فروغ فرخزاد‎;January 5, 1935 — February 13, 1967) was an Iranian poet and film director. Forugh Farrokhzad is arguably one of Iran’s most influential female poets of the twentieth century. She was a controversial modernist poet and an iconoclast
in 1962 she made a documentary film titled The House is Black won several international awards.
Translations of
Farrokhzad’s works:
Sholeh Wolpe edited the collection titled Sin: Selected poems of Forugh Farrokhzad, (Fayetteville [Arkansas]: University of Arkansas Press, 2007). ISBN 1-55728-861-5
Hasan Javadi and Susan Sallee translated Another Birth:Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad with her letters and interviews in 1981.Jascha Kessler with Amin Banani, “Bride of Acacias: Selected Poems of Forugh Farrokhzad” (Caravan Books, Delmar, N.Y., 1982) ISBN 0-88206-050-3Farzaneh Milani, Veils and words: the emerging voices of Iranian women writers (Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, N.Y., 1992). ISBN 0-8156-2557-X, ISBN 978-1-85043-574-7.A Rebirth: Poems

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Ahmad Shamloo – awarded Iranian poet, writer and journalist

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Ahmad Shamloo (Persian: احمد شاملو‎, also known under his pen name A. Bamdad (December 12, 1925 – July 24, 2000) was a Persian poet, writer, and journalist. Shamlou was arguably the most influential poet of modern Iran. His initial poetry was influenced by and in the tradition of Nima Youshij.
Shamlou has translated extensively from French to Persian and his own works are also translated into a number of languages.
His thirteen-volume Ketab-e Koucheh (The Book of Alley) is a major contribution in understanding the Iranian folklore beliefs and language. He also wrote fiction and Screenplays, contributing to children’s literature, and journalism.
Some of his books
  • The Forgotten Songs (1947)
  • Poems of Iron and Feelings (1953)
  • Blossoming in the Mist (1970)

Awards

  • Forooghe Farrokhzad Prize, 1973
  • Freedom of Expression Award given by Human Rights Watch, 1990
  • Stig Dagerman Prize, 1999
  • Free Word Award given by Poets of All Nations in Netherlands, 2000