Haleh Liza Gafori Leads Literary Seminar on Rumi

Haleh Liza Gafori Leads Literary Seminar on Rumi
Date: Tue, Aug 06, 2024
Time: 2:30 - 3:45 PM EDT
Location: Zoom (link sent to participants ahead of each session)
Find out more: Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets presents a new, three-part literary seminar on the work and life of Rumi, lead by poet, translator, and musician Haleh Liza Gafori. Gafori—translator of Rumi's Gold (NYRB Classics 2022) from the original Farsi and the first Iranian American female poet to translate Rumi’s ghazals into English—will discuss a selection of Rumi's poems, exploring recurring themes, such as divine love, the death of the ego, heartache, ecstasy, and liberation.

The seminar will meet virtually over the first three Tuesdays of August—August 6, 13, and 20—from 2:30 to 3:45 PM EDT. 

Registration is required. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, July 26 at 5 PM EDT. 

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