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ROGER HOUSDEN is the author of some twenty books, including the best-selling "Ten Poems" series and the novella "Chasing Rumi." English by birth, he has been a writer for the "Guardian "and an interviewer for the BBC. Housden emigrated to the States in 1998 and now lives in the Bay Area. Visit himat www.rogerhousden.com
"Both readers new to Housden and fans of his poetry will treasure this memorable account of what may be a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Even better, his insights are also sure to inform and maybe even re-form preconceived notions many hold about Iran. It is impossible not to lose oneself in Housden's many-faceted narrative."--"Booklist", starred review"A lyrical panorama of contemporary Persian politics and culture, this book gives contour and nuance to our idea of Iran, and introduces us to complex, very memorable characters.""--Publishers Weekly, "starred review"The eloquent account of a Western poet's encounters with the land, culture and people of Iran...soulful and uplifting."--"Kirkus Reviews""Moving...Ardently pursuing his personal pilgrim's path, Housden composes a poignant picture-puzzle of modern Iran." - National Geographic Traveler" "