I did not know about the Iranian poet, Forough Farrokhzad until @GatheringBooks posted a read along chat for this book. She was a modernist, living in a country where women were subjugated by men. She chose to rebel and live the life that she imagined for herself. Her feminist poetry is bold and at times erotic. Unfortunately, she died in a car accident at 32. The poems were translated from Farsi, and the translator‘s notes are most helpful.