Mario Petrucci to give bilingual reading from Beloved: 81 Poems from Hafez

Mario Petrucci to give bilingual reading from Beloved: 81 Poems from Hafez

Mario Petrucci and Samar Shahdad with Bruce Barnes

Hafez: A bilingual reading, 6 July 2019

The sensual, musical poetry of Hafez is regarded by most critics and scholars as the pinnacle of Persian literature. The mystic poet’s celebrated work has made him virtually ubiquitous in Iran and hugely influential in the west, leaving a lasting impression on generations of poets, thinkers, and artists.

To honour the versatile quality of his poetry, Bradford Literature Festival hosts a bi-lingual reading, chaired by Bruce Barnes and featuring Samar Shahdad performing Hafez in the original Persian, and translator Mario Petrucci reading his nuanced and uncompromising English translations. Don’t miss this chance to surround yourself with these lyrical odes to divine love, ecstasy, and freedom from restraint.

Book at bradfordlitfest.co.uk/event/hafez-bi-lingual-reading.

 

Beloved: 81 Poems from Hafez, translated by Mario Petrucci, is available direct from Bloodaxe Books.


[05 May 2019]


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