An English version of collected poems by leading Iranian poetess Forough Farokhzad titled ‘Forough In the Light of Forough Farokhzad’ will be soon published and will be available on Amazon.
The book has been translated into English by Haideh Hadavi and will be released by Candle & Fog Publication, an Iranian publishing house in Tehran and London in 245 pages.
Forough Farrokhzad was an influential Iranian modernist poetess as well as film director, whose 1962 documentary film ‘The House is Black’ is considered to be an essential part of the Iranian New Wave movement in cinema. She was a controversial modernist poet and an iconoclast, writing from a female point of view.
The publisher describes that the poems in this collection have been selected by the translator based on their potentiality for translation into English.
Forough Farokhzad’s poems have almost been translated into French, German, Turkish, and other languages rather than into English.
The translator has tried to convey the feelings, imagination, and pictorial expression of Forough. Having lived in England for several years, Hadavi has translated works both into Persian and English.