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About the Author
Bijan Elahi (1945-2010) is the hermit-poet of Persian modernism. For much of his life, he was the leading figure in a circle of young poets who developed the movement known as Other Poetry (she’r-e digar), which was to transform Iranian literary modernism. Elegant, meditative, and experimental, Elahi’s poetry offers an unprecedented synthesis of the Persian classical poetic styles with the modernism he inherited from Nima Yushij (d. 1960).
"One of Iran's leading modern poets featured in all of his playful complexity. Like his poems, Bijan Elahi's own writings on translation (brought into English here for the first time), belong alongside such seminal western verse-translators as Ezra Pound." --Roger Sedarat