Saffron Flavored Rock Candy Vol I, a bilingual anthology of short poems and haiku, is now published. Congratulations to all poets who kindly submitted their poems and trusted in this project. My heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Zaman and Mrs. Anooshka Khazaeie, the Afghan and Persian poets and translators, who kindly dedicated their precious time to translate the original poems. Their translations contain a wide range of beautiful words from both Afghan and Iranian dialects. A great appreciation goes to Ms. Seyedeh Masoumeh Hosseini, the Iranian artist, curator and illustrator, who contributed to this project with her beautiful design on the cover of the first volume. We all hope that this book reach a vast audience in Farsi speaking countries as well as in the US, Canada and UK, from where the poets contributed their wonderful poetry.
Agnieszka Filipek, Ann Christine Tabaka, Bipul Banerjee, Bob MacKenzie, Claudia Serea, Dan Bourget, David Allen Sullivan, Dick Holmes, Duane Vorhees, Elizabeth S. Wolf, Emma Lee, Geraldine Fernandez, Ivan M. Granger, Jay Gandhi, Joan McNerney, Jordan Trethewey, Lynn White, Mark Andrew Heathcote, Marion Clarke, Meg Freer.
Translators: Anooshka Khazaeie, Aimal Zaman
Illustrator: Seyedeh Masoumeh Hosseini
Editor: Soodabeh Saeidnia
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