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Poems by Roya Hakkakian
October 12, 2000
The Iranian

Roya Hakkakian is the author of "Beh khaater-e aab" ("For the Sake of Water"), a widely-acclaimed book of poetry first published in 1993 (Tasveer Publishers; second edition 1998 Par Books, Virginia, tel: 703-533-1727). She has completed a new collection of poetry called "The Second Book."

Hakkakian came to the United States in 1985 and is a freelance journalist with CBS News. Here are five poems from her book (in Persian):

Selected poems


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