13th Fajr Poetry Festival honors winners 

February 3, 2019

TEHRAN – Winners of the 13th Fajr Poetry Festival were honored during a ceremony held at the National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) on Saturday.

The honoring ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi.

In the adult’s poetry section, two books “Domino” by Abuzar Pakravan, and “The Sad Soul of a Poet” by Reza Mohammadi shared the top award.

No winner was picked by the jury for the children’s poetry section.

Mahmud Omidsalar’s “Poetics and Politics of Iran’s National Epic, the Shahnameh” and Hassan Javadi’s “Influence of Persian Literature on English Literature” shared the top award at the About Poetry section.

Veteran Iranian poet Seyyed Ali Musavi Garmarudi, famous for his Persian translation of Nahj-ul-Balagha of Imam Ali (AS), was honored with a lifetime achievement award.

Photo: Poet Ali Musavi Garmarudi (R) receives his lifetime achievement award from the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi during the 13th Fajr Poetry Festival at the National Library and Archives of Iran on February 2, 2019. (Honaronline/Maryam Ramezanlu)

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