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Author: Niloufar Talebi
Publisher:North Atlantic Books (August 5, 2008)
Niloufar Talebis accomplishment in gathering the poetry of the Iranian diaspora is unprecedented and breathtaking. It is as if she has, by force of commitment and vision, and by way of cultural hunger, bequeathed a new literary heritage to Iran and the world. Here is a lyric symphony of utterance in the voices of exiles, immigrants, refugees, and expatriates. That Talebi assembled such an extraordinary collection is impressive enoughóîthat she translated most of these poems herself is nothing short of remarkable.ó?
óîCarolyn Forchí©, editor ofAgainst Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness