“My Father’s House” (pages 7-10) in Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World, 2011

“My Father’s House” (pages 7-10) in Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World, 2011 copyright City Lore and Poets House

Among my father’s favorite quatrains (roba‘i) were the following: Ah, my Beloved, fill the Cup that clears To-day of past Regrets and future Fears To-morrow?—Why, To-morrow I may be Myself with Yesterday’s Sev’n Thousand Years.

Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World, 2011

“Writing from a Complex Ethnic Identity” in Multicultural Literature in the United States Today, United States of America Embassy, 2009

“Writing from a Complex Ethnic Identity” in Multicultural Literature in the United States Today
United States of America Embass
y, February 9, 2009

It has taken some time for American readers to appreciate the complexities, hardships, and beauty of the Iranian immigrant experience — and the body of literature that now describes that experience. A young but flourishing literature of the Iranian Diaspora has finally taken hold.

"Writing from a Complex Ethnic Idenitty" in Multicultural Literature in the United States Today