From lyrical odes to radically experimental free verse, no other culture in the world has produced such quantity and quality of mystical poetry and true spiritual vision as the Persian tradition.
Edited and translated by internationally-renowned poet John Kinsella and Iranian-born poet and translator Ali Alizadeh, Six Vowels and Twenty Three Consonants is a ground-breaking new collection of poems presenting the wealth of poetic voices from one of the world’s most important literary cultures. The book covers poetry from the early Middle Ages to the Modernists and Postmodernists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Editors: Ali Alizadeh has taught writing and literature at universities in Australia, China, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. He is the author of six books, including collections of poetry. John Kinsella is the author of over thirty books. He is an editor and international editor of a number of literary journals and is also a literary critic and cultural commentator.