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Absence, and the Experiment of Poetry with Mohsen Emadi

Absence, and the Experiment of Poetry
An Evening with Mohsen Emadi
Waite Phillips Hall WPH 207

غیاب و تجربه شعر
شعر خوانی و معرفی اثار فارسی و اسپانیایی محسن عمادی

محسن عمادی (متولد ۱۳۵۵ در ساری) شاعر ایرانی مقیم مکزیک است.

وی فارغ‌التحصیل رشته مهندسی کامپیوتر از دانشگاه صنعتی شریف است و اداره تارنمای رسمی احمد شاملو و نشر رسمی الکترونیکی آثار شاملو از جمله «کتاب کوچه» را بر عهده دارد. او جایزهٔ بین‌المللی شعر آنتونیو ماچادوی اسپانیا را در سال ۲۰۱۱ برد.

Mohsen Emadi, born in Iran in 1976, is a poet, translator, and filmmaker. He has published four books of poetry in Spain and Iran. He has translated Vladimir Holan, Nichita Stanescu, Jiri Orten, Antonio Gamoneda, Juan Gelman, Cesar Vallejo, Alejandra Pizarnik, Luis Cernuda, Jose Gorostiza, Clara Janes, Walt Whitman, Milan Rufus, and others. In 2007 he founded the online Persian Anthology of World Poetry, which he continues to edit. His poetry has been translated into Arabic, Bangla, Bulgarian, Catalan, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Slovakian, and Spanish. He has screened his documentaries Dear Antonio, about the poetry of Antonio Gamoneda, and A Poet and His Exile, about Luis Cernuda’s exile in Mexico, Portugal, and Spain.

Emadi continues the work of contemporary Iranian poet Ahmad Shamlou to preserve native folklore. He has been featured at many international poetry festivals, including the International Poetry Festival of Moncayo, Mahalta International Poetry Festival, International poetry festival of Semana Poetica, The International Symposium on Rumi, and International Symposium on Nietzsche, and was also the poet in residence at Trasmoz. Emadi is the founder and editor of several Iranian websites including Ahmad Shamlou and The house of world poets, a Persian anthology of world poetry. He holds the sole rights for digital publishing of the works of Ahmad Shamlou including Ketab Kucheh, The Book of Alley.

Emadi received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. After living in several European countries, he has settled in Mexico, where he splits his time between Mexico City where he is doing doctoral research about digital poetry at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and Malinalco where collaborates on several cultural projects for the University of Mexico State.

His poetic work has been recognized with the 2010 Premio Poesia de Miedo, a Finish Literature Exchange Fellowship, the IV Antonio Machado Fellowship, an ICORN Fellowship, and the 2015 “Poets from Other Worlds” honor from the International Poetry Fund.