Urdu Poetry at Snowden International School

March 2, 2023: Snowden Writing Center tutor Qudseen visited Mr.Tetenbaum’s 12th grade World Literature class to present on the Urdu-langauge poetry of Faiz Ahmed and Nasser Turabi, as part of a unit on Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad. Qudseen led students in a discussion about the similariries of these poets’ use of the traditional ghazal form and Farrokhzad’s poems, as well as the question of what can be lost, and gained, in translated works of literature.

Josh Tetenbaum is a BWP Board Member and teacher at Snowden International High School in Boston Public Schools.

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