Simin Behbahani Named 2011 Farhang Heritage Award Recipient

March 13, 2011 - Farhang Foundation

The iconic poet honored at Farhang Foundation's 2011 Nowruz celebration at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Sunday, March 13th, 2011.

Poet Behbahani Writes for Peace Amid Iran's Political Turmoil

May 17, 2010 - Jim Lehrer, PBS NewsHour

English translator Farzaneh Milani examines the writings of Simin Behbahani, one of Iran's most renowned and prolific female poets, amid the recent political turmoil that has affected her own life.

Tehran Halts Travel By Poet Called 'Lioness Of Iran'

March 19, 2010 - Mike Shuster, NPR

The authorities in Iran continue to block the travel of the nation's most prominent poet.

Simin "Behbahani" Khalili's Passport Confiscated

March 12, 2010 - Women's Voices for Change

During last summer’s protests in Iran, while WVFC ran notes from NPR’s Jacki Lyden and honored the iconic Forugh Farrokhzad on Poetry Friday, we never got to mention the country’s current, prized poet laureate Simin Khalili, also known by her pseudonym ‘Behbahani’ — who was hailed by the Washington Post’s Nora Boustany as “A poet who never lost her pen or soul.”