|Tabatabai in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1992 for the Christian Science Monitor|
Born in Tehran, Iran, Sassan Tabatabai has lived in the United States since 1980. As a poet and scholar of medieval Persian poetry, he is the author of Father of Persian Verse: Rudaki and His Poetry (Leiden University Press, 2010). He teaches humanities and Persian literature at Boston University and Boston College, is Poetry Editor of the literary journal News from the Republic of Letters, and is at present completing a doctorate in editorial studies.
Uzunburun, a collection of poetry and translations published in 2011 by Pen & Anvil Press -- the publishing imprint affiliated with the Boston Poetry Meetup and its parent organization, the Boston Poetry Union.
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