The Lioness of Iran, Simin Behbahani, Banned From Leaving Country

March 08, 2010 - Payvand Iran News

Prominent Iranian writer and poet, Simin Behbahani was banned from leaving Iran today as she was leaving for Paris to participate in an event on the occasion of International Women's day.

Poet Simin Behbahani: Neda Is 'Voice of the People of Iran'

June 26, 2009 - Mark Memmott, NPR

Simin Behbahani, a poet known as the lioness of Iran and for championing women's rights, has a message for the men and women of her nation: "Don't give up the fight for freedom."

Interview with Simin Behbahani about Recent Attacks on Shirin Ebadi

March, 09, 2009 - Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani, Peyvand Iran News

Interview by Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani, Feminist School
Translated by Sahar Mofakham

Iran’s leading poet receives new Stanford literature prize

March 05, 2008 - Cynthia Haven, Stanford Report

Iranian poet Simin Behbahani is the first recipient of Stanford's Bita Prize for Literature and Freedom. The new $10,000 prize is part of the Daryabari Persian Studies Fund, recently endowed by Bita Daryabari to support and promote teaching, research and scholarship relating to Iran, including the area formerly known as Persia, and people of Iranian or Persian heritage.