Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Wednesday June 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Pomegranate Gallery
133 Greene St
between Houston & Prince Sts.
(212- 260-4014 /
Subway: B, D, F, V to Broadway Lafayette;
W, R to Prince St; 6 to Bleecker St;
C, E to Spring St; 1 to Houston St.

*FREE Persian Bilingual Poetry Book Launch—Iran, Yesterday & Today:
Mahmood Karimi-Hakak & Bill Wolak, co-translators of Your Lover’s Beloved: 51 Ghazals by Hafez, will read in both Persian & English from the book, as well as from new poems addressing the current stolen election, followed by a Q&A on the whole situation in Iran today. Plus singing of a ghazal with accordion accompaniment by Michela Musolino & Zoe B. Zak. Wine & cheese. Contact: Stan Barkan, publisher 516.868.5635

Thursday June 23 at 12:30 p.m.
The East Meadow Public Library
in collaboration with
Cross-Cultural Communications

Discussion on
Your Lover’s Beloved: 51 Ghazals
by Hafez
Iran Today
with translators
Mahmood Karimi-Hakak and Bill Wolak

On Thursday, July 23 at 12:30 p.m., a discussion of Your Lover’s Beloved, a new publication of works by the 14th Century Iranian poet Hafiz will be presented at the East Meadow Public Library. Mahmood Karimi-Haka and Bill Wolak have translated this latest publication of Hafez’s work and will be at the library to lead the discussion.

Mr. Karimi-Haka is an Iranian educator, playwright, director and actor. He is currently a Professor of Creative Arts at Siena College. Mr. Wolak is a poet and the recipient of several National Endowment for the Humanities grants and two Fulbright-Hayes scholarships. He has been an Adjunct Professor at William Paterson University for over twenty years.

There will be a question and answer session on Iran today and time to speak with the presenters. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Join us for this timely, exciting, and enlightening program. Refreshments will be served

Stanley H. Barkan, Publisher
Cross-Cultural Communications
239 Wynsum Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566-4725
Tel: 516-868-5635

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