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Award in Persian poetry

5 January 2021

Farshad Sonboldel, who is currently doing a PhD under the supervision of Dr Saeed Talajooy, has won the Ahmad Shamlou Poetry Award 2020 for his work entitled The Long Poem of Circumstances. The Ahmad Shamlou Award is the most prestigious award in Persian poetry. The Long Poem of Circumstances is an episodic poem unfolding a dialogue between alternative Persian poets of the early modern and modern Iran about the political practice of poetry.

Prior to its publication, this long poem had been selected as the best poem in the Bushehr Poetry Award in 2018.

The School of Modern Languages wishes to congratulate Farshad on this wonderful achievement.