Pairidaeza: the Old Persian for Paradise


Drawing on her memories of life in Iran, Mimi Khalvati’s poems are full of love and longing, lost maternal Edens and paradisal gardens. Her readings will interweave the classical forms of Persian poetry, ghazals and rubaiyat, with more familiar European forms such as the sonnet and villanelle.

Mimi Khalvati is an actor, director and poet based in the UK and Iran. She has published seven poetry collections and founded The Poetry School.

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