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Meet Our Contributors, MQR Spring 2019, Special Issue on Iran

Purchase MQR 57:6 (Spring 2019) — our special issue on Iran — in print or as a downloadable PDF. ___________________________________________________________________________________ SALAR ABDOH |THE ALCOVE | translation, |LIES, FAME, MEMORY, ILLNESS, AND THE THEATER OF REZA ABDOH | essay, |BEDTIME | translation, |THE INGRID BERGMAN PRINCIPLE | translation SALAR ABDOH

Modern Iranian Poetry in Translation

Classical Persian poetry has held an important place in English-language literature: Khayyam is a central figure of the Victorian era; Rumi remains a best-selling poet in America; and Hafez has been one of the most frequently translated poets. But modern Persian poetry is absent from contemporary surveys. No modern Persian writer appears in the “Norton Anthology of World Literature” or in the “Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English.”