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Warmth and grace
Monir Farmanfarmaian's memoir
June 12, 2007

Unpacking
Poetry
May 21, 2006

Invitation to the hungry ghosts
Poetry
October 28, 2004

Lasting impressions
Roshangar's Baressi-Ketab covers the most vital and interesting writing in Persian today
January 21, 2004

Surprise
Poem
January 22 2003

My day
The best I could give my son was the example of my own life lived fully
May 10, 2002

Snake soup
Poem
November 26, 2001

Another day and counting
Poem
October 22, 2001

Glimmer of hope
Sharing common enemies not enough for an alliance
October 3, 2001

No "us" or "them"
An Iranian-American tries to explain
September 26, 2001

Keeping accounts
... too closely
August 13, 2001

The story
Poem
May 3, 2001

Neighbors
Tehran, 1975
May 3, 2001

With you still
Poem
February 14, 2001

Earth and water
Poem
January 10, 2001

Never to repeat
Hopefully. Art inspired by prejudice
December 12, 2000

Nazr
Poem
November 22, 2000

Majnoon has no pride
Poem
August 16, 2000

Love's secret
Poems & Rumi's rubaiyat
June 12, 2000

I pass
Poem
April 1999

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Zara Houshmand lives in San Francisco, happily unmindful of the many identities, none of them assumed, that answer to her name on the search engines. She speaks English even in her sleep, and she doesn't wear make-up. Top

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Translations of Rumi's rubaiyat

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Shahnameh
Three volume box set of the Persian Book of Kings
Translated by Dick Davis