Persian Poets' Tour 2013

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Following the success of our 2012 Persian Poets' Tour, we're delighted to announce that three of the poets, Azita Ghahreman (translated by Maura Dooley), Reza Mohammadi (translated by Nick Laird) and Shakila Azizzada (translated by Mimi Khalvati), will be returning for a series of five readings this summer in Manchester, Cardiff, London, Edinburgh and Ledbury. Tickets are already selling fast, so please make sure you reserve your place for these readings.

We've published dual-language chapbooks and recorded full-length podcasts featuring each of our three poets which you can access by following these links: Azita Ghahreman, Reza Mohammadi and Shakila Azizzada

Our Persian Poets' 2012 Tour was an extraordinary success: we had capacity audiences (80 people at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham; 90 people at the Millennium Library Norwich, and a further 80 at Asia House in London) plus a fantastic article by Christina Patterson in The Independent,an insightful blog post by Gregory Leadbetter on the pleasure of hearing the poems read in their original language and an article by poet Reza Mohammadi, 'Afghanistan has poetry in its soul' on The Guardian website.

If you were lucky enough to come along to our 2012 events, we're sure you'll be eager to join us again - and if you missed last year's tour, please do come along this time to experience some remarkable poetry.

  1. Three Persian Poets Read in Manchester

    Thursday 20th June 2013

    Back by popular demand, the first event of our Persian Poets' Tour of 2013 sees all three poets read alongside their poet-translators at the...

  2. Cardiff Central Library Hosts Three Persian Poets

    Saturday 22nd June 2013

    Azita Ghahreman, Reza Mohammadi and Shakila Azizzada read alongside their UK poet-translators, Maura Dooley, Nick Laird and Mimi Khalvati at a...

  3. Midsummer's Night Reading in London by Three Persian Poets

    Monday 24th June 2013

    The only London reading for our three Persian poets was sold out: more than 100 people came to hear Azita Ghahreman, Reza Mohammadi and Shakila...

  4. Three Persian Poets Read at Edinburgh Central Library

    Tuesday 2nd July 2013

    Our three Persian poets and their poet-translators received a very warm welcome for their only reading in Scotland at Edinburgh Central Library.

  5. Final Reading for Our Three Persian Poets at Ledbury Poetry Festival

    Saturday 6th July 2013

    The final reading of our three wonderful Persian poets and their UK poet-translators took place at Ledbury Poetry Festival.