Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry

Selected Poems of Qurratu"l-"Ayn by Jascha Kessler

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During her lifetime, Qor’at-ol-Ayn’s poetry received no scholarly attention, and in , one scholar accused of her being a plagiarist. In Amin Banani’s book Tahirih [sic.]: A Portrait in Poetry, one scholar notes how Qor’at-ol-Ayn was depicted by critics as a ‘saintly martyr, a cunning vixen, or a fiery feminist’ 6. Books. Bahá'u'lláh by Christine Abbas. Táhirih in History: Perspectives on Qurratu'l-Ayn from East and West edited by Sabir Afaqi and Jan Jasion. Gems from the Crown of Glory: Glimpses from the Life of Bahá’u’lláh compiled by Susan J. Allen. Táhirih: A Portrait in Poetry edited by Amin Banani.   Tahirih’s example has inspired countless women to extraordinary feats. In the 19th century, countless individuals believed a new Revelation was imminent. In Persia, the Báb fulfilled the prediction by several clerics of the appearance of the Promised Qa’im. He collaborated with Jascha Kessler (UCLA) and Amin Banani (UCLA) to translate the volume Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry: Selected Poems of Qurratu’l-’Ayn (Kalimát Press, ). His translation with Amin Banani, Rumi: 53 Secrets from the Tavern of Love: Poems from the Rubiayat of Mevlana Rumi (Islamic Encounter Series) is forthcoming ().

Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry: Selected Poems of Qurratu’l-‘Ayn. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press. Chittister, Joan. In the Heart of the Temple: My Spiritual Vision for Today’s World. New York: BlueBridge. Dalai Lama. How to See Yourself as You Really Are. Translated by Jeffrey Hopkins. New York: Atria Books. Danishvar, Simin. Tahirih was the title given to Fatimah Baraghani-i-Salmih, by The Bab (a prophet of The Baha'i Faith). Tahirih remains one of the most powerful women in Baha'i history. Tahirih in song, story & screen. Tahirih the Pure by Martha L. Root Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry: Selected Poems of Qurratu'l-'Ayn (Hardcover)by Amin Banani. His first book of poems, This Poem Means, was the winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award for (Lotus Press). He is the winner of the Poetry of the Sacred Award for (Merton Institute). His translations have been published in Táhirih: A Portrait in Poetry: Selected Poems of . The Poetry Guild (Bath, Ohio) offered up to twenty poetry contests each year. Anthologies were edited by Jef Sturm or Terence Troon. You can view titles and publication information for many Poetry Guild anthologies through Google Books. In , the Poetry Guild merged with the International Library of Poetry. The Library of Congress does not.

Edges of poetry: selected poems of Esmail Khoi, a bilingual parallel text in English and Persian. Santa Monica, CA: Blue Lagos Press. Santa Monica, CA: Blue Lagos Press. Khūʼī, Ismāʻīl, Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, and Michael Beard. Poetry is one of the most important tools of expression in the history of Persian culture. With its rhetorical devices and the themes it explores, Persian poetry is not only a form of art, but a depiction of celestial life, love, philosophy, politics, and music. Edward Granville Browne procured her poems from Bábí, Bahá'í and Azali sources and published them in his book A Year Amongst the Persians. [19] [32] Recently some scholars have claimed to have found new poems attributed to Táhirih, Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry, Selected Poems of Qurratu'l-'Ayn. Kalimat Press, Los Angeles, USA. Gossip was rife in the capital about the poetess of Qazvin. Some claimed she had been arrested for masterminding the murder of the grand Mullah, her uncle. Others echoed her words, and passed her poems from hand to hand. Everyone spoke of her beauty, and her dazzling intelligence. But most alarming to the Shah and the court was how the poetess could read.

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Long overdue, this volume brings together for the first time ever over a dozen of Tahirih Qurrat'ul-'Ayn's (d. ) most important surviving poems, giving a Western audience for the first time a glimpse at the rich literary spiritual legacy of this great, towering woman of 19th century Iranian religious history, whom I have dubbed the Houri (Angel-Celestial Damsel) of Badasht.3/5(3).

English poems by Jascha Kessler, Ph.D. and Anthony A. Lee One hundred and fifty years ago, a Persian woman - Qurratu'l-'Ayn (Solace of the Eyes), later known as Tahirih (the Pure One) - shocked her companions and scandalized her nation when she appeared openly and/5(3). Táhirih: A Portrait in Poetry: Selected Poems of Qurratu'l-'Ayn Volume 17 of Studies in Bábí and Bahá'í history: Author: Qurrat al-ʻAyn: Editor: Amin Banani: Translated by: Amin Banani: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Kalimat Press, ISBN:Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

Although Amin Banani, r, and T. Lee in their book Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry: Selected Poems of Qurratu'l-'Ayn, beautifully bring together many of the surviving writings of Tahirih, the book associates her with the Baha'i Faith when there is no evidence that she ever considered herself associated with Baha'i when she was martyred ina good many years before the Baha'i 3/5.

A breathtaking collection of poems, published in the original Persian with translations into exciting English poetry. Here Tahirih speaks for herself and proclaims her Cause. Her voice is sometimes triumphant, sometimes heartbreaking–but always irresistible. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.

Táhirih: a portrait in poetry: selected poems of. The Poetry Of Tahirih. by Amrollah Hemmat and John Hatcher. A unique collection of the poetry of Táhirih: scholar, poet and the only woman Letter of the Living.

and culturally based verse in the mystical tradition. The resulting book is, much more than an accurate rendering of her verse from Persian and Arabic into English; it is an. (Amin Banani; Jascha Kessler; Anthony A. Lee, A portrait in poetry, (LA, CA: Kalimat Press, ) 9) Spiritual Passion "If self-assertion is a cardinal tenett of Tahirih’s life, self-denial and self-effacement are key elements of her poetry.

The themes of love, union. American Martha Root writes about Táhirih: "Picture in your mind one of the most beautiful young women in Iran, a genius, a poet, the most learned scholar of the Quran and the traditions; think of her as the daughter of a jurist family of letters, daughter of the greatest high priest of her province and very rich, enjoying high rank, living in an artistic palace, and distinguished among her friends for her.

Point By Point: Poem by Tahirih. Tahirih. The Pure One. Companion Site to. The Calling: Tahirih of Persia and Her American Contemporaries. A New Book by. Hussein Ahdieh & Hillary Chapman Home > Reviews of The Calling > Who Was Tahirih. > Selected Poems > Poet of a New Age > Readings & Performances > Early Years > Proclamation at.

Táhirih, the remarkable poetess of nineteenth-century Persia, penned many poems that were either thought to be lost or remained untranslated. This outstanding volume contains a number of previously unpublished and largely unknown poems both in their original calligraphy and in English.

Many of these poems relate to Táhirih's spiritual beliefs. Amin Banani’s introductory essay (pp. ) on the life of Qorrat al-‘Ayn Ṭāhera ( or ) is literary in character, though informed by scholarship.

He focuses not on her theological writings (mostly in Arabic prose), but on her Persian poems, including questions of authorship and attribution, as well as contextualization of her poems in their historical and religious context.

Tahirih A Portrait in Poetry. Selected Poems of Qurratu'l -'Ayn. Los Angles: Kalimat Press, Studies in Babi and Baha'i History: Volume Seventeen. x 14 cm. Frontispiece illustration. The poetry is printed in Persian and English. Gold-blocked black boards, front board with impression of poet's name.

In very good dustwrapper. Review of: The Quickening: Unknown Poetry of Tahirih Written by: John S. Hatcher and Amrollah Hemmat Publisher: Wilmette: Bahá’í Publishing Trust () Review by: Shahbaz Fatheazam Review published in: Journal of Bahá'í Studies () We can never be too humble as artists to copy the fever and craft of the other artist in alien tongue but, at best, any rendition of Persian poetry.

Now I am an outsider to myself and everyone else. God requires of me my highest effort. – Amin Banani, Jascha Kessler, Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry: Selected Poems, p.

Tahirih’s recognition of the Bab was quite a feat for a woman raised in the conservative home of one of the most powerful clerics in her country. Tahirih was no. Book Author: Anthony A.

Lee, Nesreen Akhtarkhavari, Tayseer al-Sboul. Add to cart $ The Expanse of Green: Poems of Sohrab Sepehry. Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry, Volume Book Author: Amin Banani, Anthony A. Lee, Jascha Kessler. Add to cart $ This Poem Means. Book Author: Anthony A.

Lee. Add to cart. Tahirih in History: Perspectives on Qurratu'l-'Ayn from East and West: History: Compilation of articles about her: US: Yes: Jasion, Jan Teofil “Táhirih on the Russian Stage” in Afaqi’s Tahirih in History: History: Account of Grinevskaya’s play: US: No: Banani, Amin: Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry: Poetry: Translations of.

TÁHIRIH: A PORTRAIT IN POETRY Selected Poems of Qurratu'l-'Ayn translated and edited by Amin Banani, Ph.D. English poems by Jascha Kessler, Ph.D. and Anthony A. Lee. A breathtaking collection of poems, published in the original Persian with translations into exciting English poetry.

Here Tahirih speaks for herself and proclaims her Cause.3/5(1). Among recent books that claim to unveil the truth about of a woman who remains one of most enigmatic figures of nineteenth century Iran, perhaps none offers a more vivid portrait than does Táhirih: A Portrait in Poetry, Selected Poems of Qurrat’ul-‘Ayn, which tells her story in her own words.

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We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at. Shop now. Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry. 1st ed. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, This book contains a selection of Tahirih’s poems in the original Persian and Arabic, with English translation by Amin Banani and Kessler, which occupy pages In this book, Tahirih is cited for speaking for herself and proclaiming her Cause.

The following poem, translated by Anthony A. Lee and Amin Banani, is from the book Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry: Selected Poems of Qurratu'l-'Ayn (Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, ).

Start Shouting. Angels. Saints. All you holy ones above. My true lover just walked. Tahirih: a portrait in poetry: selected poems of Qurratu'l-'Ayn, poet, mystic, scholar, activist, martyr, woman of Iran (Book) 2 editions published in in English.

The Quickening book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Quickening is a newly translated collection of stirring poems by the re /5(1).

Women poets and authors have been producing important literary works in Persian for centuries. Medieval works by women covered themes ranging from love and humor to rebellion and sorrow, often expressed in a more intimate and personalized manner than poetry written by their male counterparts.

Today, works by women authors almost equals those of men, often outselling those by men in the. The following Persian poem was given to me in manuscript by the late Shaykh Ahmad Rúhí of Kirmán, the ill-fated son-in-law and follower of Subh-i-Azal, who told me that the poem (of which, so far as I know, no other copy exists) was composed by Qurratu'l-`Ayn, and that the manuscript which I now publish is in her own handwriting t being able to guarantee either of these assertions.

Since this is a top article, I'd say one thing that should definitely be added is a section on Tahirih's poetry.

I'd assume Browne's Literary History of Persi a, and the books Poetry of Tahirih (Hatcher and Hemmat), Tahirih: A Portrait In Poetry - Selected Poems of Qurratu'l-'Ayn (Banani), and Adam's Wish: Unknown Poetry of Tahirih (Hatcher and.

On March 8th, we celebrate "the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women" and acknowledge the urgency of "accelerating gender parity." (()) As much as International Women's Day is a celebration, it is also a monument to centuries of discrimination.

For as Women Inspiring Women in Baha’i History: Tahirih. The following sampling of poems, translated by Amin Banani and Anthony A. Lee, are reprinted from from the book Tahirih: A Portrait in Poetry: Selected Poems of Qurratu’l-‘Ayn (Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, ).

Point by Point. If I meet you face to face, I will retell—erase!—my heartbreak. Tahirih, A Portrait in Poetry-- Selected Poems of Qurratu'l-`Ayn (= Studies in the Babi and Baha' religion vol.

17). Kalimat Press Los Angeles, Kalimat Press Los Angeles, Jascha Kessler is an Emeritus Professor of English at UCLA, where he taught from until his retirement. A former arts commissioner for Santa Monica, a radio book critic, and an anthologist, Professor Kessler is particularly well-known for his many translations of poetry and prose from Eastern European languages.Find details about every creative writing competition—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, grants for translators, and more—that we’ve published in the Grants & Awards section of Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year.

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