Persian Poets' Tour 2013





Reading and discussion

20 June – 6 July 2013
Venue: various

Poetry readings and discussion with poets Azita Ghahreman, Reza Mohammadi and Shakila Azizzada, and their translators Maura Dooley, Nick Laird and Mimi Khalvati



Presented by the Poetry Translation Centre in partnership with Iran Heritage Foundation


Persian poetry is famed for the richness of its heritage, with many classical poets such as Rumi and Hafez read internationally. But little is known about how contemporary Persian-language poets enrich and enliven the tradition today.

The Poetry Translation Centre’s Persian Poets’ Tour presents three prominent Persian–language poets and their translators: Azita Ghahreman (translated by Maura Dooley), Reza Mohammadi (translated by Nick Laird) and Shakila Azizzada (translated by Mimi Khalvati), for a series of five readings this summer in Manchester, Cardiff, London, Edinburgh and Ledbury.


Three Persian Poets Read in Manchester
Thursday 20th June 2013

Cardiff Central Library Hosts Three Persian Poets
Saturday 22nd June 2013

Midsummer's Night Reading in London by Three Persian Poets
Monday 24th June 2013

Three Persian Poets Read at Edinburgh Central Library
Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Final Reading for Our Three Persian Poets at Ledbury Poetry Festival
Saturday 6th July 2013

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