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

Remarkable people with Iranian roots


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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