The Persian Poetry project

is creating Persian poetry in English translation

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See drafts of our translations in progress that have not yet been published and which will not appear until late 2019

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Receive a translation of a ghazal of your choice by any classical or modern Persian poet.




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Welcome to our site! We are involved in translating a range of texts from across the Persian canon: the poetry of Bijan Elahi (1945-2010) at present, as well as classical texts by Khaqani Shirvani (d. 1299), and critical texts by Mirza Fath-Ali Akhundzadeh and Abd al-Rahim Talibuf. We seek to make the major works of Persian literature available to English speaking readers.

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