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Commemoration ceremony for Etesami

Tehran, March 11, IRNA - Ceremony commemorating Parvin Etesami, well-known Iranian poetess, will be held here in Niyavaran Cultural Complex on March 16. The event will be attended by such noted literary figures as Mahdieh Elahi-Qomshei.

Etesami (1907-1940) was born in Tabriz and composed her first poem in the classical style when she was eight years old. She received her high school diploma from the American Girls' School of Tehran and also taught at the school for two years.

Her poems focus on themes of social awareness and the human aspect of life with simple yet insightful allegorical elements. There are no signs of romanticism or feminism in her works, although she lived in the period when Iran was beginning to modernize.

She was among the most prominent Persian poets of the 20th century. Her first anthology of poems was published in 1935. The theme of her poetry is social, humanitarian and mystical concepts. She died from Typhoid fever in Tehran in 1940 and was buried in Qom, Markazi Province.

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