Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sydney International Women's Poetry and Art Festival

This is a link from Saba Vasefi, page:

t's a great pleasure for me to announce our poet for the second Sydney International Women's Poetry & Art Festival -Sheida Mohamadi.

Sheida Mohamadi, Poet and fiction writer, was born in Tehran, Iran. She was a Poet in Residence at University of Maryland in 2010. She published three books. Her first book, a work of lyrical prose titled Mahtab Delash ra Goshud, Banu! (The Moonlight Opened its Heart, Lady!), came out in 2001 and her second, a novel titled Afsaneh-ye Baba Leila (The Legend of Baba Leila) was published in 2005. Her third book, Aks-e Fowri-ye Eshqbazi (The Snapshot of Lovemaking) is a collection of poems published in 2007. Sheida’s next collection of poems, Yavashhaye Ghermez (Crimson whispers) is currently under publication. Her Poems have been translated into different languages, including English, French, Turkish, Kurdish and Swedish. Sheida Mohamadi was recognized as one of the most notable contemporary Persian writers of 2010 by the Encyclopedia Britannica (Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year 2010, page 268). She has been invited to numerous academic events throughout the world for speeches and reading her poems. Sheida Mohamadi also edited and wrote for the women’s page (Safheh-ye Zanan) of Iran newspaper in 2002-2003 and at Farhangestan-e Honar Monthly Review in 2003, both in Tehran, Iran.

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