Lovers of Light (poetry)
Joobin Bekhrad, 2017
Cover artwork from the Tarot del Fuego of Ricardo Cavolo
Courtesy Naipes Heraclio Fournier S.A.
In this volume of cryptic poems steeped in ancient Iranian religion, symbolism, and imagery, award-winning writer Joobin Bekhrad tells a tale of lovers devoted to the ancient Iranian deity Mithras.
A work of distinctive cadence and rhythm threaded with classical imagery and redolent of ancient Iran.
William Gourlay, Monash University
Such elegant writing: finely balanced, it touches the soul. It does not only play with emotions, but also images of what is, and what can be. This is life, this is love – this is the breeze of time.
Emine Gozde Sevim, acclaimed multidisciplinary artist