Forugh Farrokhzad was an influential Iranian poet and film director. Her poetry was the poetry of protest– protest through revelation– revelation of the innermost world of women (considered taboo until then), their intimate secrets and desires, their sorrows, longings, aspirations, and at times even their articulation through silence. As a result of the Iranian revolution, authorities banned her poetry for almost a decade. But that censorship only elevated her appeal to new generations of Iranians, who saw Farrokhzad as a symbol of artistic, personal, and sexual freedom. This poetry zine highlights her poems in both English and Farsi with the addition of illustration inspired by 13th-century Persian miniature paintings.
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