Simin Behbahani’s Nowruz message, the doyenne of living Iranian poets (who is not permitted to have a passport and leave Iran), to Persian literature lovers in Los Angeles. President Obama,quoted her in his Nowruz Message for Nowruz 1390 (20 March 2011) quotes a line of her poetry (in English translation, of course).
Simin Behbahani Named 2011 Farhang Heritage Award Recipient:
The iconic poet honored at Farhang Foundation’s 2011 Nowruz celebration at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Sunday, March 13th, 2011.
A Few years ago in California Pop Singer Dariush sings Simin Behbahani’s Patriotic Ode put to music:
Dariush sings Another Patriotic Ode “Vatan” in Live Concert:
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