October 16, 2018

Featured Image: The Book of Kings

DescriptionShahnameh Baysonqori is a copy of Shahnameh (Book of kings) composed by the highly revered Iranian poet Abū al-Qāsim Firdawsī (940–1020). The importance of Shahnameh in the Persian-speaking world is comparable that of Homer’s epics in the West. The book recounts in verse the mythological history of ancient Persia and tales of the famous heroes and personalities of Iranian history, from legendary times to the 7th-century reign of Yazdgerd III, the last king of the Sassanid dynasty. … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Poetry

April certainly is not the cruelest month if you're looking for poetry resources from the Library of Congress. LOC.gov has loads of treasures to choose from.Teaching resourcesPrimary Source Learning: Poets & PoetryLibrary collections with significant poetry-related contentPSN poet primary source collectionsSherwood Anderson Gwendolyn Brooks Billy Collins Emily Dickinson Paul Laurence Dunbar Ralph Waldo Emerson Robert Frost Langston Hughes James … [Read more...]