I am delighted to share the news that a new and expanded edition of translations of the ghazals of the great Hafiz of Shiraz, Wine and Prayer, is out this week and available from White Cloud Press.
This new edition, co-translated with Iraj Anvar of Brown University, holds eighty ghazals–thirty new ones added to the fifty that appeared in The Green Sea of Heaven (White Cloud Press, 1995)–as well as expanded notes and introduction, and the Afterword by Daryush Shayegan. The Persian originals, complete with detailed vowel and diacritical markings, are available as a PDF download from White Cloud’s website (for students, those less familiar with the classical Persian, and those who want to check our work!).
A full media/press kit is available from White Cloud.
We will be scheduling events–readings, performances (including Persian and classical musicians and singers), and master classes–in the future and will post those events as they are scheduled.