May/June 2005



A Poet Who Pointed the Way to a New Iran

Farzaneh Milani

Sent by: P.M. Sadre

It was a cold, rainy afternoon in December and three of my friends and I had stood in line for hours outside the Taatr-e Shahr Theater in Tehran. We desperately wanted tickets for an acclaimed play based on the life of the contemporary poet Forugh Farrokhzad, who was killed in a car accident at the height of her creativity in 1967.