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Shohreh Aghdashloo is most visible to American audiences in House of Sand and Fog, the film based on the novel by Andre Dubus III, and Fox’s television hit 24. She was particularly enjoyable in such films as The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Lake House, both of which offered her small roles that she magnified to charismatic effect. She was especially memorable in the short-lived CBS caper drama Smith for — Spoiler Alert! — her turn as the godfather-like head of a den of thieves. (Think Marlon Brando’s Vito Corleone, except so much cooler… sorry, Marlon Brando fans.)

But before the rise of her acting career, Ms. Aghdashloo spent her teenage years in pre-Revolution Iran reciting her favorite Persian poetry. Now, it is our great pleasure to announce that she will bring her commanding presence to an evening of poetry presented by Words without Borders. Ms. Aghdashloo will read her favorite poetry as well as some of the work from Words without Borders’s astonishing new anthology of 20th century world poetry, The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, edited by Ilya Kaminsky and Susan Harris. If you are in New York, this April 19 event will be a treat for poetry enthusiasts and cineasts alike.

Event highlights:

*April 19 at 7pm
*Center for Fiction
17 E. 47th Street
*$100 for reading and reception
*Tickets available at http://shohrehagdashloo.eventbrite.com/

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Published Mar 26, 2010 - Comments Off on Persian dispatches

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