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Bringing Persian Poetry to Western Readers

The works of 14th century Persian poet Hafez are iconic in Iran. Poet and scholar Dick Davis has spent years bringing the medieval writer's words to the West. Jeffrey Brown talks to Davis about his experiences with Persian culture, the challenges of translating, and his new book, Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz.

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