TEHRAN (IBNA) -- A selection of works by Iranian poet Garous Abdol-Malekian titled ‘The Last Bird’ ?has been published in a bilingual Azeri-Persian edition and released in Baku, Azerbaijan. ?
According to the public relations department of Iran’s Islamic Culture and Communication Organization, the publication of the book which is in the style of modern Iranian poetry (Sh’e-re no) is aimed at introducing Iranian contemporary literature to the Azeri readership.
The 95 pages book which has been translated into Azeri by Masih Agha-Mohammadi, Omid Najjari and Salim Bab Allah-Oghloo is also the result of cooperation between Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Azerbaijan and the Center for Translation and Literary relations of Azerbaijan’s Writers Union.
Garous Abdol-Malekian (1980) is an acclaimed young Iranian poet. He is the author of four poetry books that have been reprinted several times: ‘Hollows’ (2011), ‘Lines Change Places in the Dark’ (2008), ‘The Faded Colors of the World’ (2005) and ‘The Hidden Bird’ (2002).
He is also the recipient of the Karnameh Poetry Book of the Year Award (2003) and the winner of the Iranian Youth Poetry Book Prize (2006). Abdolmalekian has also participated in International poetry events, such as the Voix Vives poetry festival in France (2011). His poems have been translated into Arabic, French, German, Kurdish and Spanish.