"Sleeping in the Forest" hits Iranian bookshelves
"Sleeping in the Forest" a poetry collection by Mary Oliver has been rendered into Persian by Shahnaz Khosravi and marketed in Iran by Shapur-khast. The book holds an anthology of Oliver's poems themed on the nature.
IBNA: Shahnaz Khosravi has translated her first poetry collection into Persian. The book holds poems by Mary Oliver; an American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
Besides an introduction which is penned by Khosravi about the poet, the book holds 20 selected pomes of Oliver's works. The works is released bilingually and the English version is included in the final pages.
Mary Oliver (born September 10, 1935) is an American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times described her as "far and away, this country's [America's] best-selling poet".
Oliver’s first collection of poems, No Voyage and Other Poems, was published in 1963, when she was 28. Her fifth collection of poetry, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984.
She won the Christopher Award and the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award for her piece House of Light (1990) and New and Selected Poems (1992), won the National Book Award.
Oliver's work turns towards nature for its inspiration and describes the sense of wonder it instills in her.
The book's Persian translator believes that Oliver is an artist painting the poetic words and terms which indeed create a magical picture.
"Sleeping in the Forest" is released in 88 pages and 1000 copies in Iran.
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