Samsum Kashfi was born in Estahban, Iran in 1955.  His first poems were published in his high school newsletter.  In 1973, when he entered university, he began his literary efforts by writing a series of literary reviews and programs for radio.  But poetry is his true love and he considers himself an eternal student of the school of poetry.  Kashfi immigrated to Canada in 1987 and since then he has been very active in promoting Iranian culture outside of the country and campaigning for freedom of expression and thought in Iran.

 

To date, Samsum Kashfi has published the followings:

  1. Zir-e-Setareye Sobh, (Under the Morning Star), a volume of poetry, published by Afra Publishing Co. & Pegah Books, Toronto 1998 (selected poems from 1994 to 1998);

  2. As Sar-e Divaar, (From the Top of the Wall), a volume of poetry, published by Afra Publishing Co., Toronto 2000 (selected poems from 1998 to 1999);

  3. Haalaa Dobareh Seda, (Now The Sound Once Again), a volume of poetry, published by Afra Publishing Co. & Pegah Books, Toronto 2002 (selected poems from 2000 to 2001);

  4. Jaan e Del e Sher, (Critical Reviews of Esmail Khois Poetry), published by the Esmail Khoi Foundation, Atlanta, GA 2002.

  5. Sigh at 5, a volume of poetry in English published by Porsa Books, Washington DC. 2004.

  6. Va Man Keh Insooy e Gosalam,  (And I Who Dwell on this Side of the Crevice)a volume of poetry written in 2002 and 2003 in Persian. Published on Internet by Porsa Books, Washington DC. 2007

  7. Zani Keh Toei (The Woman You Are)a volume of poetrywritten in 2002 and 2003 in Persian. Published on Internet by Porsa Books, Washington DC. 2007

  8. Raghsi Chonin, (A Dance of this Kind), a volume of poetry in Persian written in 2004. Published on Internet by Porsa Books, Washington DC. 2007

  9. Beh Ghaafieh Aabi (In Blue Rime), a volume of poetry in Persian written in 2005 - 2008. Published on Internet by Porsa Books, Washington DC. 2009

  10. Sonboleh Dar Kharman e Maah (Spike in Stack of the Moon), a collection of 4 poetry books written in 2002 - 2008 published by Porsa Books, Washington DC. 2010

  Kashfi has also written numerous articles for various Persian publications, but his other  noteworthy literary accomplishments include:

  • Zeen Ghand-e Parsi (From the Persian Sugar), a glance at 1000 years of poetry in Iran.  Excerpts of this book were published in Shahrvand Publication in Toronto and Vancouver on a weekly basis from 1996 to 1998.  Zeen Ghand-e Parsi briefly examines Persian poetry in the one thousand year span beginning with the works of Abuhafs Soghdi and ending with the works of Nima Yushish.  (Unpublished) 

  • Parseh Dar Koocheh Haaye Baagh e Mou (Walking in the Back Alleys of the Grape Garden), a series of short stories.  (Unpublished)

  • Pesaraan-e Africa (The sons of Africa), Persian translations of short stories by contemporary African writers.  (Unpublished)

  • Nafas e gol e sorkh (The Breath of Red Rose), Persian translations of poems by Langston Hughes, the American poet who died in 1962.  (Unpublished)

  He also contributes articles to various Persian-language publications and Internet sites on a regular basis. 

 He has been a resident of Maryland since 1998. 

   
               
               
               
 

 

About Samsum Kashfi's work

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