TEHRAN –(Iranart)- An audiobook featuring a selection of poems by contemporary Iranian poet Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar (1906-1988) has recently been released in Yerevan, Armenia.
Translated by Varand Sukiasian, the audiobook is narrated by Aida Asaturyan, Iran’s Cultural Office in Yerevan announced in a press release on Sunday.
The MIHR Literary Center in Yerevan has published the audiobook in collaboration with the Cultural Office.
The office has previously published selections of poems by Hafez, Sadi, Rumi and several other Persian poets in Armenia.
Mohammad-Hossein Behjat Tabrizi, known as Shahriar, published his first book of poems in 1929, with prefaces by Persian literature scholars Mohammad-Taqi Bahar, Saeid Nafisi and Pejman Bakhtiari.
Shahriar’s most famous Azari language poetry collection, “Heidar Babaya Salam” is dedicated to his birthplace, the village of Heidar Baba.
His poems are mainly influenced by Hafez. “The Blessed Bird of Good Omen”, which is about Imam Ali (AS), is one of his most distinguished pieces.