What is HAIKU?

An Introduction to Haiku, the Japanese Form of Poetry

 

Introduction

Haiku is a very famous and popular Japanese form of poetry that first emerged more than 400 years ago. Today, haiku is very popular worldwide and translations of old and modern Japanese haiku can be found in several languag[……]

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Forugh Farrokhzad

Winter’s Daughter

A Biographical Essay about Forugh Farrokhzad

 

“I do not know what arriving is,
but without a doubt, there is a destination
towards which my whole being flows.”
-Forugh Farrokhzad

 

Introduction

Forugh Farrokhzad is certainly one of the most prominent among the Ir[……]

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Ahmad Shamlou

Aurora

The dawn and dusk of Ahmad Shamlou

 

“I prefer poetry to be a clarion
and not a lullaby.”[1]
-Ahmad Shamlou

Introduction

Ahmad Shamlou, also known under pen-names of A. Sobh (A. Morning) and A. Bamdad (A. Dawn), is one of the most influential people in contemporary Persian lit[……]

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