Conference to commemorate Sohrab Sepehri in October

TEHRAN, Aug. 8 (MNA) -- The 80th birthday anniversary of Iranian poet Sohrab Sepehri will be commemorated during a conference, which will be held in his hometown of Kashan from October 6 to 11.

Entitled “Us Nil, Us a Look”, the conference will be sponsored by the Sepehri Center for Youth Thoughts.


Articles on Sohrab’s life, ideology, paintings and poems will be delivered during the conference. Papers should be submitted to the secretariat of the conference before September 20.


The attendants will also pay visit to Sohrab’s tomb in Mashhad-e Ardehal and also Qarieh Chenar and Golestaneh (places near Kashan which Sohrab mentioned in his poems.)


Born in 1928 in Kashan , located some 250 kilometers south of Tehran and on the edge of the Kavir, Sohrab Sepehri is considered to be one of the five most famous modern Persian poets who have practiced “New Poetry” and also one of Iran’s foremost modernist painters.


He studied at the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Tehran, where he was attracted to the modern art movement, both in his painting and his poetry.


In his poems, he talks about the relationship between nature and the human spirit and treats the general idea of re-discovering and returning to the roots (nature) and appreciating its beauty and serenity, instead of giving in to the downward spiral of modern life’s preoccupations.


“The Death of Color,” “The Life of Dreams,” “Us nil, us a look,” “Downpour of Sunshine,” “East of Sorrow,” “The Footsteps of Water,” “The Wayfarer” and “The Green Space” are his poem collections. 


A self-selected anthology of his poems, Hasht Ketab (Eight Books) has been a perennial bestseller ever since it was published in 1976.


In 1979 he became ill with leukemia and died in the spring of 1980 in Tehran. He was buried according to his wishes in the village of Mashhad-e Ardahal, in the vicinity of Kashan.





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