Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ten Poems of Hafez: Jila Peacock Scotland's International Poetry Festival

I was delighted to come across this exhibition at Stanza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival. Ten poems of Hafez: Jila Peacock.
Iranian-born painter and printmaker Jila Peacock has created Persian calligraphic shape poems using words from Hafez of Shiraz. In my ignorance I thought Shiraz was a wine grape variety but this work is equally intoxicating.

Jila Peacock

Calligraphic Poem by Jila Peacock.

Hafez horse poem.

Ten Poems from Hafez.
Hafez (d. 1390) is Iran s premier and most quoted lyric poet. His status in his own country, and his universal appeal, can be compared with that of Shakespeare in the English-speaking world. The painter and printmaker Jila Peacock has chosen ten love poems from Hafez and following the footsteps of the great Islamic calligraphers, has produced ten shape-poems that sit by her own translations from the Persian. Accompanied by Robert Hillenbrand's erudite introduction and a foreword by Parvin Loloi, this book is an exceptional achievement, a celebration of the marriage between word and image.
From the Publisher
The original limited handprint edition of this book forms part of the collection of many important institutions, among which are the British Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the National Library of Scotland.
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