Synopses & Reviews
In Borrowed Ware', Dick Davis brings together a wide range of shorter poems by poets from the classic' period of Persian literature. It makes a fascinating introduction to a literature that is little known in the West, and incidentally provides insights into a vanished and extraordinary way of life.
The book contains a lucid and entertaining introduction, and informative headnotes on each of the 68 poets whose work is included.
After graduating from King's College Cambridge, Dick Davis worked as a teacher in various places around the world including Iran, where he lived and worked for eight years. He was Northern Arts Literary Fellow at Durham and Newcastle (1985-7), and he now teaches Persian at Ohio State University. Borrowed Ware' is published simultaneously with his new collection of original poetry, Touchwood'.
Dick Davis's verse translations of short poems by numerous Persian poets, including Rumi and Hafez.
About the Author
Dick Davis was born in 1945. He teaches Persian at Ohio State University; as well as his collections of his own poetry, Davis has published a number of translations from the Persian.