Simin Behbahani’s Memorial Scholarship


 من زنده ام به سخن گفتن

I’m alive in my words    ~Simin Behbahani

Simin Behbahani’s Scholarship

In honor of Simian Behbahani, one of Iran’s most prominent Iranian contemporary poets, Child Foundation had created a scholarship to help female students.

Simin Khalili, better known as Simin Behbahani, was born on July 20, 1927 in Tehran. Her father, Abbas Khalili, wrote poetry in both Persian and Arabic, and was editor-in-chief of Nedaay-e-Islam’newspaper and later his own paper, Eghdam. Simin’s mother was Fakhr Ozmaa Arghoon.

Simin Behbahani has published many works of Persian poetry and literature, particularly as sonnets, which were all met with acclaim and enthusiasm from both readers and critics. Some of these works include: The Broken Sitar (1951), Footprints (1954), Chandelier (1955), Marble (1961),Resurrection (1971), A Line of Speed and Fire (1980), [AlmondTree (1983), About Poetry & Literature(1989), That Man, the One Walking Next to Me (1990), Paper-clothed (1992), The Gypsy and the Love Letter (1994), Read, More in Lover than Ever (1994), What Did I Pay for with My Heart? (1996), A Gateway to Freedom (1996), Poetry Collection (2003), Never Sleep, Cyrus; the Poetry of Our Time(2012), and The Collection of Simin Behbahani’s Poetry (2012).

To donate to the Simin Behbahani’s memorial scholarship fund, please click here.

Simin’s website (English) (Persian)

Simin’s life in her own words (Persian)

Some of her poems in her own word (Persian)

One of her poems in her own words (with English translation)

BBC documentary (Persian)

 Personal interview (Persian)

Simin Behbahani’s Wikipedia page (English) (Persian)