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The Oasis of Now

Translated from the Persian by Kazim Ali and Mohammad Jafar Mahallati First U.S. Publication of Sohrab Sepehri

BOA Editions, Ltd., 2013
86 pages, 8.9 x 5.9"
$16.00, Paperback, 9781938160226

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From the publisher: Sohrab Sepehri (1928-1980) is one of the major Iranian poets of the 20th century. Well-versed in Buddhism, mysticism, and Western traditions, he mingled Western concepts with Eastern ones, creating a poetry unsurpassed in the history of Persian literature. In Iran, his Persian verses are often recited in public gatherings and lines from them were used as slogans by the protesters in 2009. This edition collects poems from three of Sepehri’s most important books, including the highly acclaimed "Water’s Footfall."

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