Articles by Raficq Abdulla

Translating Jami: The Impossible Task

September 17, 2012

I came across the fifteenth century Persian mystic poet, Jami, almost by accident.  A composer friend wrote a piece for piano and soprano based on Jami’s book-length allegorical poem, Salaman and Absal.  He asked me to read the sections of the poem he had not set to song, so that the… more »