Dear Poets and Poetry Lovers
After successful publishing of the bilingual anthology “Persian Sugar in English Tea” in three volumes, it’s time to kick off another bilingual poetry project. We, the editors, appreciate the enthusiasm and kind/constructive feedback from the poets and photographers who trusted in our work and contributed. With that amazing experience, we can move forward.
There are approximately 110 million Persian speakers worldwide, with the language holding official status in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, and there is a limited number of translations since the 80s and those are only from very well-known international poets. I believe we can gather the contemporary and modern English poems from living poets (not from dead-poets society!) and not only enjoy ourselves through the act of translation, but also share it with Farsi-speakers who have no access to online/print poetry books/journals freely.
The title of the new project is “Saffron Flavored Rock…
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