This volume contains the translation of the literary works of Shahrzad, an Iranian dancer, actor, ?and writer, originally published in three different books before the 1979 Iranian Revolution. In ?the 1960s and 70s, Shahrzad was known as a popular artist: she danced in clubs, acted in more ?than sixteen movies, and directed the movie Maryam and Mani (1977). In addition to two ?volumes of poetry, a book of prose and poetry, and a screenplay, she also published several ?commentaries for film journals. After the Revolution, she was imprisoned and then homeless in ?the streets of Tehran for a number of years. With the help of an arts guild and her friends, she now ?lives in a small city in southern Iran.? The poet's talent and the poems' power are reflected in the unusual metaphorical constructs and unique and sometimes unlikely images she portrays. Her verse generally features elusive and unconventional images and symbols as well as mystifying and subversive concepts.