Partaw Naderi Chapbook
Partaw Naderi was born in Badakhshan in northern Afghanistan, in 1953. Steeped in the rich traditions of Persian poetry, his bold innovations have led him to be regarded as one of the leading modernist poets in Afghanistan. He lives in Kabul and is president of Afghan PEN.
Sarah Maguire is the founder and director of the Poetry Translation Centre. She has published four highly-acclaimed collections of poetry, most recently The Pomegranates of Kandahar, which was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize 2007. She received a Cholmondeley Award in 2008.
Yama Yari was born in Herat in 1980 and came to the UK in 1999. He is the co-translator, with Sarah Maguire, of A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear (Chatto, 2006) by Atiq Rahimi, Afghanistan's most important living novelist.
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