Iran to host congress on Azeri origin poet Shahriar
Iran and Azerbaijan plan to hold an international congress on contemporary Iranian poet of Azeri origin Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Behjat-Tabrizi, remembered by his pen name Shahriar, reported Press TV.
The Iranian border city of Poldasht will host scholars and literary figures from across the world on July 16 in two sections, one held at Nakhchivan State University and the other at Enqelab Hall, Mehr News Agency reported.
The event is also programmed to unveil Shahriar statue in Poldasht during a ceremony, said the governor of Pakdasht Jalil Ghaffari.
Shahriar (1906-1988) wrote his poems in the Persian and Azeri languages and published his first book of poems in 1929.
His straightforward language and easy-to-understand poems are the main reason for his popularity among audiences of all ages.
"Heydar Babaya Salam", which was originally composed in Azeri and later translated into Persian, is considered to be one of Shahriar's best works and a reflection of his memories.