Iranian poet, Fereydoun Faryad reads from his book of poetry Heaven Without A Passport
Fereydoun Faryad (pen-name of Fereydoun Rahimi) was born in Khoramshahr, Iran, in 1949. His hometown, occupied for two years by Iraqi forces during the Iran-Iraq war, was completely destroyed. In 1985, after a few years in Teheran, Faryad moved to Greece to study Modern Greek language and literature. He lives in Athens.
Faryad is considered to be among the leading poets of the new generation in Iran, and his poems have been translated into English, French, Greek, and German. He was awarded the 2005 State Prize for Translation in Greece. In 2006, Greece's State Televison produced a 60 minute film about his life and works.
Scott King, translator, lives in Northﬁeld, Minnesota. He is founder & editor of Red Dragonﬂy Press.