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By Dick Davis

ISBN-10: 1933823291

ISBN-13: 9781933823294

Persian poetry, a literary historical past as wealthy as any on the planet, stumbled on a brilliantly flexible voice while Dick Davis begun his profession as a translator numerous many years in the past. but his English-language renderings–ranging from epics similar to The Shahnameh and Vis & Ramin to the centred knowledge of Rumi and Hafez–are only one degree of his presents with phrases. Davis is usually an acclaimed poet, with a voice and sensibility a great deal his own.

At domestic, and much from domestic, his 9th e-book of poetry, specializes in Iran and the way it stirs him. many of the poems draw on his scholar’s wisdom of Persian background and tradition to arrive into long-ago lives and minds: poets, artists, adventurers. In others, he weaves a gossamer internet to capture subtleties of affection, grief, or non secular craving. In nonetheless others, he seems to be at himself as a tourist, translator, and, for a few years, an Englishman in a rustic frequently suspicious of the West. occasionally the tone is witty, occasionally gentle, yet willing mind's eye and sharp intelligence are consistently in play as he explores the pull and air of mystery of Iran. it's a striking collection–proof that, as Davis writes of one other poet,

The insubstantial filigree
Of making a song phrases or wordless song
Can carry us again the place we belong.

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