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Captive: Forugh Farrokhzad Book Launch & Talk with Farzaneh Milani
The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church
New York, NY
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Captive: Forugh Farrokhzad Book Launch & Talk with Farzaneh Milani
Join us for the launch of Asir (Captive), a newly published facsimile of Iranian poet and film director Forugh Farrokzhads first collection of poems, originally published in Iran in 1955. Translator Farzaneh Milani will present a talk on the work of Forugh Farrokzhad on this occasion, followed by a conversation with invited guests.

Farzaneh Milani is Raymond J. Nelson Professor and Chair of the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures. Former Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Virginia, she has published several books, most recently The Literary Biography of Forugh Farrokhzad with Unpublished Letters (in Persian) and Words, not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement; as well as over one hundred articles, epilogues, forewords, and afterwords in both Persian and English. She has served as the guest editor for special issues of Nimeye-Digar, IranNameh and Iranian Studies. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Ms. Magazine, Reader's Digest, USA Today, among others, and contributed to National Public Radio's All Things Considered. She has presented 240 lectures nationally and internationally. A past president of the Association of Middle Eastern Women's Studies in America and a Carnegie Fellow, Milani was the recipient of the All University Teaching Award as well as the Zintl Leadership Award (2015).

Rhombus Press (established in 2016) is a growing platform and initiative by Shahrzad Kamel that acts as an extension of her artistic practice in order to work on collaborative projects with like-minded individuals. Rhombus Press is primarily a publishing press, but also occasionally organizes film screenings and public talks. Collaboration is by invitation and is not medium specific. Rhombus Press works on contemporary as well as historical projects.


The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church (View)
131 E. 10th St.
New York, NY 10003
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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