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 newspaper and later his own paper, . 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: (1951), (1954), (1955), (1961), (1971), (1980), [ ] (1983), (1989), (1990), (1992), (1994), (1994), (1996), (1996), (2003), (2012), and (2012).
To donate to the Simin Behbahani’s memorial scholarship fund, please click here.
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)