Solmaz Naraghi, 1978, a graduate of Persian Language and Literature from Allameh Tabataba'i University (2002), is a professional poet, musician and calligrapher. Naraghi has published two books, Mirzadeh Eshghi (Sales Publications, 2009), and a collection of poetry under the title of Shakh-e Nabat (Dibayeh Publications, 2014). Relying on the tradition of oral composition and performance poetry, she works to mingle the visual, musical and literary aspects of the language. Thus she performs an avant-garde poetry on the scene which is rooted in Iranian traditional dramatic arts, i.e. Pardeh-khani (pictorial storytelling) and Naghali (minstrelsy).
Naraghi’s music career includes performing a song which was featured in closing credits of Shirin (2007) directed by Abbas Kiarostami, as well as the end credit song of Nasser-al-Din Shah and his 84 Wives (2010) by Beate Petersen. An album of maternal songs entitled Tati Tati Ta be Ta(upcoming).
Solmaz Naraghi has been teaching in the Society of Iranian Calligraphers for six years. She has been working as a journalist for 12 years and have already authored and translated reviews, interviews and many articles in the field of literature, music, visual arts (calligraphy) and women’s art, published in various newspapers and journals. Currently she was the editor assistant of Tasvirnameh, a cultural and literary quarterly.
She has also Made several videopoetries and short documentaries about the modern Persian calligraphy and she is making a long documentary about the history of calligraphy in Iran.
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