News ID: 17944
Publish Date: 03 March 2007 - 00:00
Ahad Dehbozorgi: I am here to prove Aashuraee poetry still alive
TEHRAN, (SCIB) - According to Shahed Cultural Information Base, secretary of the conference, Ahmad Dehbozorgi pointed to the holding of Ashoora poetry evenings during the war and considered the continuation of these sessions a response to those who would verbally attack the system and would promote absurdity. He added “20 books have been published during these years; we have tried to refrain from Exaggeration in the narration of Ashoora events and to avoid a shallow understanding of it. A poetic language prevails in all these works. Aashoura poetry evenings also confronted a trend that some people called post-modernism and deconstruction. We possess Imam Hussein’s cultural heritage which will not be undermined by these trends”?. The secretary of Aashoura poetry evenings reiterated “We have seen different literary genres such as modern sonnets, Nimayee, etc in Ashoora poetry, but we have never allowed deconstruction of the content of this poetry because we believe that Imam Hussein was a deconstructionist who deconstructed Yazid’s government. He added “We believe that Aashouraee poetry can be deconstructionist in its form”? Dehbozorgi considered the poems presented in Ashoora poetry evening useful for eulogists and for the promotion of Ashoora Culture through them and said “We are faced with cultural invasion in its different aspects, but ashoora poetry evenings continues its work; just like Maddah’s like Haj Kazem Mohammadi from Shiraz, Haj Mahdi Mansoori from Isfahan, and Haj Mansoor Arzi from Tehran continue to use Ashoora poetry in their eulogy; even though there are other eulogy who seem to promote western culture”?. “Aiming at Promotion of research in the field of ritualistic arts, we will benefit from the lectures of literature and art researchers as well as recitation programs”? he continued. He pointed at his recent trip to Turkey in the company of some other poets and said “There was a poetry evening for Iranian and Turk Poets in Turkey; somebody inquired if there were any Ashoorayi poets in our company. They introduced me to him. This gentleman, a university professor by the name of Dr. Morad Bakhshi, told me he is conducting research on Ashurayee and ritualistic poetry and has always wanted to talk to poets active in this field. I was glad to see that my work has managed to go international; because I had been criticized by many who claimed that Ashurayee poetry was not genuine poetry, however, I remained to prove Ashurayee poetry a genuine genre of poetry”?. As stated by Isna, annual conference “Ashoora Poetry Evenings”? concerning the children of Hazrat Zeinab is held in Shiraz on March 28th and 1st. This conference will involve lectures and recitations by Mohammad Ali Mojahedi, Afshin Ala’e, Mustafa Rahmandoost, Mohammad Javad Ghafourzadeh (Shafagh), Heshmatollah Ghanbari, Mohammad Reza Sangari, Mohammad Javad Mohabbat, Khosro Aghayari, Seyyed Reza Moayyed and Bahman Saleki. Tribute will be paid to children and adolescents poet, Hamid Honarjoo.

TEHRAN, (SCIB) - According to Shahed Cultural Information Base, secretary of the conference, Ahmad Dehbozorgi pointed to the holding of Ashoora poetry evenings during the war and considered the continuation of these sessions a response to those who would verbally attack the system and would promote absurdity. He added “20 books have been published during these years; we have tried to refrain from Exaggeration in the narration of Ashoora events and to avoid a shallow understanding of it. A poetic language prevails in all these works. Aashoura poetry evenings also confronted a trend that some people called post-modernism and deconstruction. We possess Imam Hussein’s cultural heritage which will not be undermined by these trends”?. The secretary of Aashoura poetry evenings reiterated “We have seen different literary genres such as modern sonnets, Nimayee, etc in Ashoora poetry, but we have never allowed deconstruction of the content of this poetry because we believe that Imam Hussein was a deconstructionist who deconstructed Yazid’s government. He added “We believe that Aashouraee poetry can be deconstructionist in its form”? Dehbozorgi considered the poems presented in Ashoora poetry evening useful for eulogists and for the promotion of Ashoora Culture through them and said “We are faced with cultural invasion in its different aspects, but ashoora poetry evenings continues its work; just like Maddah’s like Haj Kazem Mohammadi from Shiraz, Haj Mahdi Mansoori from Isfahan, and Haj Mansoor Arzi from Tehran continue to use Ashoora poetry in their eulogy; even though there are other eulogy who seem to promote western culture”?. “Aiming at Promotion of research in the field of ritualistic arts, we will benefit from the lectures of literature and art researchers as well as recitation programs”? he continued. He pointed at his recent trip to Turkey in the company of some other poets and said “There was a poetry evening for Iranian and Turk Poets in Turkey; somebody inquired if there were any Ashoorayi poets in our company. They introduced me to him. This gentleman, a university professor by the name of Dr. Morad Bakhshi, told me he is conducting research on Ashurayee and ritualistic poetry and has always wanted to talk to poets active in this field. I was glad to see that my work has managed to go international; because I had been criticized by many who claimed that Ashurayee poetry was not genuine poetry, however, I remained to prove Ashurayee poetry a genuine genre of poetry”?. As stated by Isna, annual conference “Ashoora Poetry Evenings”? concerning the children of Hazrat Zeinab is held in Shiraz on March 28th and 1st. This conference will involve lectures and recitations by Mohammad Ali Mojahedi, Afshin Ala’e, Mustafa Rahmandoost, Mohammad Javad Ghafourzadeh (Shafagh), Heshmatollah Ghanbari, Mohammad Reza Sangari, Mohammad Javad Mohabbat, Khosro Aghayari, Seyyed Reza Moayyed and Bahman Saleki. Tribute will be paid to children and adolescents poet, Hamid Honarjoo.
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