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Literary House

What’s Found in Translation: An Evening with Dick Davis

Date: 4:30pm EST February 3, 2015

Sponsored by the Rose O’Neill Literary House.

Dick Davis Professor Emeritus of Persian at Ohio State University, where he was chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from 2002 to 2012. He has written scholarly works on both English and Persian literature, as well as eight volumes of his own poetry. He is the recipient of numerous academic and literary awards, including the Ingram Merrill and Heinemann awards for poetry, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his publications include volumes of poetry and verse translation chosen as books of the year by The Sunday Times (UK), The Economist (UK), The Times Literary Supplement (UK), and The Washington Post. He is probably best known for his verse translations from medieval Persian, most recently, Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz (2012). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and has been called, by the Times Literary Supplement, “our finest translator from Persian.”