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Fatemeh Shams


PoemTalk Podcast #119, Discussing Fatemeh Shams's "When They Broke Down the Door", feat. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Leonard Schwartz, and Mahyar Entezari

Listen to the complete recording and read program notes for this episode at Jacket2.


Reading for Poetry is for Breathing, Kelly Writers House, April 17, 2019

with Aditya Bahl and Husnaa Hashim; hosted by Orchid Tierney

Complete recording (51:52): MP3

Persian Literature in Translation, Kelly Writers House, March 2, 2017

  • Complete recording (1:05:52): MP3

Reading with translator Dick Davis in the Wexler Studio, Kelly Writers House, March 2, 2017

Fatemeh Shams reading Farsi originals

  1. Mashhad (0:36): MP3
  2. Three Years Later (1:43): MP3
  3. Never to Fall Asleep (1:39): MP3
  4. Ash and Mist (0:20): MP3
  5. W for War (I) (0:28): MP3
  6. In Search of a Homeland (0:53): MP3
  7. Things to Say (1:40): MP3
  8. Home (1:07): MP3
  9. Prosecution (0:27): MP3
  10. W for War (III) (2:05): MP3

English translations read by Dick Davis

  1. Mashhad (0:38): MP3
  2. Three Years Later (1:43): MP3
  3. Never to Fall Asleep (1:38): MP3
  4. Ash and Mist (0:21): MP3
  5. W for War (I) (0:33): MP3
  6. In Search of a Homeland (0:59): MP3
  7. Things to Say (1:54): MP3
  8. Home (0:49): MP3
  9. Prosecution (0:23): MP3
  10. W for War (III) (1:47): MP3

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