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Fatemeh Keshavarz

The College of Arts and Humanities would like to congratulate Roshan Chair in Persian Studies Fatemeh Keshavarz for being named December’s “Poet of the Month” by Grace Cavalieri for her featured poet series. Here Keshavarz is interviewed by poet and playwright Grace Cavalieri for her public radio series “The Poet and Poem” produced by the Library of Congress. Celebrating 36 years on-air, the show celebrates poets and poetry from around the world. Keshavarz talks candidly about her early introduction into poetry and classical  Persian literature, University of Maryland’s Persian Studies program and reads some of her own poetry.  

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