Poetry Project with Farrokh Nazerian  


Mr. Farrokh Nazerian

        Persian language and literature at UCSB has close cooperation with Mr. Farrokh Nazerian, a contemporary poet residing in Santa Barbara. Mr. Nazerian started writing Persian poetry and short stories in the 1950s through several Iranian Journals.

        Dr. Aazam Feiz, the Persian Language professor at UCSB, has worked closely with Mr. Nazerian and UCSB students in the Persian literature classes to translate and honor his poetry. The goal of this project is to familiarize students with a contemporary Persian poet and involve them in translating and publicizing the poetry in order to further understand the unique beauties of Persian literature.

Below are the students who contributed to the making of this project:

Niki Zeraati / نیکی زراعتی Sociology Major + Iranian Studies Minor, 2024 Graduate
Daniel Samie / دانیال سمیعی Biology B.S Major+ Iranian Studies Minor, Graduating 2025








Hannaneh Shakouri / حنانه شکوری Computer Science Major + Iranian Studies Minor, Graduating 2025
Parisa Ansari /پریسا انصاری Cell and Developmental Biology Major + Iranian Studies and Applied Psychology Minors, Graduating 2025
        Mr. Nazerian has been invited multiple times for poetry nights at UCSB, sharing his beautiful poems with UCSB students. Below you will find the links to some of Mr. Nazerian’s poetry.

To access the rest of the poetry videos, please click on this link.