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Translating Farsi poet Shooka Hosseini with Alireza Abiz

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We are delighted to welcome back poet and translator Alirerza Abiz who will be introducing the PTC workshop to the work of Farsi poet Shooka Hosseini.

Born in Tehran- Iran, Hosseini started writing poetry in her teens and her first collection “ The Earth Was a Political Planet” was published in 2015 and won the second prize in Shamlou Poetry Awards in 2016. Shooka is one of the outspoken younger generation of female poets who writes boldly about all matters of social, political and intellectual life and her sharp unreserved tone, erotic and feminist approach complemented by a mastery of form has brought her recognition among the literary circles in Iran and the Persian-speaking world.

Shooka is also a performance artist and has performed with a number of renowned musicians and artists. “Standing Words”, “Death is Distributed Justly” and “Women Speak in My Head” are just a few of her successful performance poetry projects.

Alireza Abiz is an Iranian poet, literary critic and translator, who has written extensively on Persian contemporary literature and culture. His scholarly book ‘Censorship of Literature in Post-Revolutionary Iran: Politics and Culture since 1979’ is forthcoming by I. B. Tauris. He has so far published five collections of poetry in Persian: Stop! We must get off, Spaghetti with Mexican Sauce, I can hear a tree from my desk, 13/1 Koohsangi Street, and Black Line- London Underground. His sixth collection, The Desert Monitor is forthcoming. Abiz is an award-winning translator and has translated some leading English language poets including W.B. Yeats, Ted Hughes, Basil Bunting, Derek Walcott, Allen Ginsberg and C.K. Williams into Persian. He has been working with Poetry Translation Centre for a few years now, leading workshops on poetry from Iran and Afghanistan.

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