POEM BY ELHAM HAMEDI-Prepared Angela Kosta


POEM BY ELHAM HAMEDI (SHIRAZ – IRAN)

BIOGRAPHY

Elham Hamedi was born in Shiraz, Iran, 1967)

Multimedia artist, painter, writer, poet. She is a permanent member of the Scientific Association of Visual Arts of Iran, executive member of the Writers Capital International Foundation (WCIF).IFCH Ambassador. She is the author of the book of poems entitled “UN COLPO ALLA TESTA ERA UNO ZAQBOOR”, Terra d’ulivi Edizioni-Italia publishing house in Italy. Her works are present in numerous international exhibitions and anthologies. Holding a Master’s degree in Artistic Research and a Degree in Radiology, she combines the study of the body at a medical level with artistic materials in a psychoanalytic relationship. She has received numerous international literary awards by publishing collections and writings in prose and poetry in specialized magazines and catalogs with prominent publishing houses. Her collection of paintings entitled “Fragment” was welcomed by critics and international magazines.

*Winner of the 2022 International Literary Award entitled “Women for Culture and Peace” (MESTRE/VENICE/Italy),

Awards and merits:

– Winner of the prize” Parole di Libertà”, at the 2022 edition of the International Prize for Literary Art “Il Canto di Dafne”2022 in Italy for her poem: CESSATE IL FUOCO).Italy

– Winner of the International award “Emozioni Poetiche 2023” (“Memorial Otmaro Maestrini”) in Milan -Italy for her poetry “I MIEI CAPELLI MORTI”.

– Award: THE WORLD POETRY AND NARRATIVE FESTIVAL COMPETITION” PRIZE ON PEACE” for Elham Hamedi’s poem”Cessate il Fuoco”

– Award: INTERCONTINENTAL LITERARY ART PRIZE “LE NOVE MUSE”.

NAPLES JUNE 10, 2023, Italy

2º Prize Voices from the World – Foreign Authors:For Elham Hamedi’s poem “Paradiso nascosto”

– AWARD INTERNATIONAL POETRY – LITERATURE – VISUAL ART “ISOLA D’ELBA – “ASCOLTANDO I SILENZI DEL MARE” – VI EDITION 2023

– Honorable mention for the Elham Hamedi’s book – UN COLPO ALLA TESTA ERA UNO ZAQBOOR-

– Award: PREMIO ECCELLENZA MONDIALE CESAR VALLEJO 2023,UEH

– Award: INTERNATIONAL LITERARY ART PRIZE,Il Canto di Dafne , Premio VOCI DAL MONDO – AUTORI STRANIERI -VOICES FROM THE WORLD

– Award – FOREIGN AUTHORS,For poetry“Sogno Ottagonale”, Pisa 25 Novembre ’23

– Award; International Poetry Prize“Emozioni Poetiche”,“Memorial Otmaro Maestrini” 26 March 2023 . Rewarded with a personalized Diploma and included in the Anthology printed on the occasion of the award,Milan, Italy.

– Award: International Poetry Prize “Città di Varallo”September 24th 2023, for Hamedi’s book “Un colpo alla testa era uno Zaqboor”

SPECIAL AWARD،PLAQUE with golden medal “City of Varallo”, and personalized Artistic Diploma

– Award: International Poetry Prize “Città di Varallo”September 24th 2023 for her poem” “Paradiso nascosto”HONORABLE MENTION, will be rewarded with a personalized DIPLOMA and included in the Anthology printed on the occasion of the prize.

– INTERNATIONAL LITERARY ART PRIZE

 CYGNUS AUREUS

VOICES FROM THE WORLD AWARD – FOREIGN AUTHORS -2nd ex aequo

 Elham HAMEDI, for the poem”Pausa romantica”

– ”Medal of African Peace Ambassador” from the “Legends Times Africa Magazine” (for Literature and Environment

– International Poetry and Literature Prize “Island of Elba – Listening to the Silence of the Sea” – VII Edition 2024, Italy.

 Mention of Merit – Elham Hamedi – for the poem ”Bacio al gusto di cannella”

– Peace Award; Honorary Ambassador of Culture; On the occasion of WORLD DAY OF PEACE from the World Poets Union for Freedom {UMPPL); Italy

– Receive an Honorary Literary Doctorate (D.lit) from the Wahi Al Qalam Forum in Egypt.

– DIPLOMA OF MERIT to ELHAM HAMEDI-8th INTERNATIONAL POETRY AND NARRATIVE COMPETITION CITTA’ DI CEFALU’ 2022-23-Section B Italian language

– She is Iran Coordinator of UMPPL ( Union Mundial De Poetas Por La Paz Y La Libertad ); ItalY

– She is one of the Artists that is invited for participation in ISSUE 6 OF THE BOXED MAGAZINE “CIVICO 23” for publication of her artworks,Salerno,Italy

– Hamedi is one of the Jury members of INTERNATIONAL AWARD “FOR TOO MUCH LIFE THAT I HAVE IN MY BLOOD” – ANTONIA POZZI – VIII EDITION 2024-Italy

– Hamedi is known as one of the global and chosen faces of Asia, and one of the fifty memorable women in the third volume of the book with the same title “50 memorable women “written by Jeanette Eureka Tiburcio

Exhibitions:

She has had international Personal and group Art Exhibitions in different countries:

Personal exhibition; “Deaf and Mute People”; Apadana Gallery;Esfahan; Iran-In 2021 “First Biennial of Contemporary Art of Murgia”- In 2021 “Green Image Joseph Beuys 100″; Caltanissetta; Italy-In 2021; “CORRISPONDENZE 1”; Art in residence;Discovery of urban sites; Rome; Italy- In 2022; CORRESPONDENZE 2; Collective exhibition at Arte in Dimora; Palazzo Boncompagni- In 2022; “Woman universe”; Cassano delle Murge In 2023; “DONNA VITA LIBERTA’: my name is Night” in Borgagne; Melendugno (Lecce) as part of the FRANTOI APERTI exhibition – In 2023; Transmutations”; Cellole Municipal Library (CE); Caserta-In 2022 and 2023; “II Biennial of Contemporary Art of Murgia”‎‏Museum of the Alta Murgia and Cassano delle Puglie area,Italy,2023; AAmA International Art Exhibition; co-hosted by eight museums around the world – In 2023; “Mythos”, in the city of Ladispoli, December 2023;”Woman Universe”; Cassano delle Murge – In 2021; “Art without borders for Peace and the Defense of Human Rights”;Toscolano Maderno-Nel 2020;Solo exhibition; Peace; “Avicenna International Community College LLC”; Georgia–In 2021, Group Exhibition, “Soul of Art”, Luna Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey-In 2016; Painting Group “Harire Honar”.; Milad Tower Art Gallery; Tehran; Iran-In 2017; “Myths and ancient stories”; Tehran; Iran-In 2009; Central House Book Gallery, “ Dovvomin Sorayesh ; Isfahan-In 2018; “My Imaginary Friend”; Farda Gallery;Tehran; Iran-In 2016; Group Poster Exhibition; Plasco, Mehr Gallery; Shahid Chamran University; Ahvaz; Iran-In 2020, Collective exhibition “Starlight”, Luna Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Türkiye

Publication of poetry book:

Elham Hamedi; “UN COLPO ALLA TESTA ERA UNO ZAQBOOR”;

2022; Fernanda Ferraresso (translator); Elio Scarciglia (Editor); Terra d’ulivi Edizioni; Italy( This book has won two international awards so far:

– AWARD INTERNATIONAL POETRY – LITERATURE – VISUAL ART “ISOLA D’ELBA – “ASCOLTANDO I SILENZI DEL MARE” -VI EDITION 2023

– International Poetry Prize “Città di Varallo”September 24th 2023)

Some publications of her poems in international anthologies and magazines:

– Samanu Symphony; MENU {Short Stories); {2022); Maddalena Castegnaro Guidorizzi and Teo De Palma; Les Flaneurs editions; Italy-“This is the black shadow above our head”(Poem); DIALOGUE OCHO; ( 2022); Maurizio Esposito; Maurizio Esposito Publication-Censura; POETIC AGENDA; (2022); Bertoni Editor- “HYMN TO THE AIR; (2022); Bruno Mohorovich( Editor); Jean Luc Bertoni(Publisher); Bertoni Publication; Italy-POETIC AGENDA; (2023); Bruno Mohorovich (Editor); Jean Luc Bertoni (Publisher); Bertoni Publication; Italy-ZAQBOOR Silloge of poems; (2021); THE Series The Notebooks of the Anastasian Literary Circle n. 52; Giuseppe Vetromile(editor); Italy-Dialogue Magazine; (2022); Maurizio Esposito(publisher); Italy-“Ellas” ,a multilingual edition published by Amanda Reverón (Miami, United States) compiler Odalys Interian Carmen Virginia Rodriguez Caldera the translators Don Cellini (United States), Stella Panagopulu (Greece), Hebe Muñoz (Italy) and Marian Raméntol (Spain) and to publisher Dos Islas Editorial

-Uno specchio; Anthology “The nectar inside you”; (2021); K.C.Sethi & Sunita Sethi-About Poetry(Text) and Collection of poems; FrequenzePoetiche Magazine; N33; AnnoVl; (2021); Giorgio Maio; Frequenze Poetiche Publications; Italy (Her article are Both in English and Italian)-Collection Of Poems; Wordnews Newspaper; {2021); Paolo Di Chiara {Publisher)-Collection Of Poems; WORLD CONTEMPORARY POETS ANTHOLOGY; {2023); Shikdar Mohammed Kibriah {Editor and founder of PLWV)-collection Of Poems; PRODIGY Magazine-THE Atunis Galaxy Anthology 2023, Belgium/Albania, editor ( Agron Shele)-Festival Mondiale Di Poesia E Narrativa; Enrico Del Gaudio-

Collection Of Poems; The 95th issue of OPA Magazine; {2023);Online Journal; NilavroNill Shoovro {Editor)-Il corpo assoluto Anatomiche storie; By Maddalena Castegnaro Guidorizzi

– Collection Of Poem;”ONE-LINE SKETCH COFFEE TABLE BOOK”Anthology; {2022);Sethi Krishan Chand{Editor)- il suono mutato della pioggia; una poesia,

xilografia una i LIBRI DEL MERLO(Maria Tirotta),Translator(Francisco Soriani)-

Three Poems(Corpse Flower, Where is the address of the sea?; Donate; Ourpoetryarchive Online Journal; (November2022); NilavroNill Shoovro (Editor)

REMOVE THE CORPSES!

My eyes are still breathing

Remove the corpses from my face

The sun still reproduces the concept of day in my eyes

The moon passes between my eyebrows

And it captures a word

Between my lips

And begins a new interpretation of man

My eyes can still climb on the trunk of a tree

They make a piece of the sky belong to themselves

among leaves

Remove the corpses from my face

Words are suffocating

ROMANTIC PAUSE

The sky turns into a mirror by a romantic pause of your gaze

Your images keep passing through the elegance of the doors

An eyelid that does not close when you come

And night comes from vain repetition to the new creations of the moon

There is no gravity on earth

Except repeating our footsteps

which is parallel

which is the interference of two inverted images

With reflecting the unity of two thoughts

That confirms the movement of the roots of life

ZAQBOOR

Zaqboor does not reproduce the blue of the sky

Zaqboor lays an egg

in the throat of grief

His black legs are stuck

In the horror headlines of the newspapers

The tips of his chickens

Are broken on the sheet music

My cautious scarecrow!

My shy bird!

Radio, at the frequencies of the thorn bush

whispers of the thorn through the news of the war

I will interpret your zigzag path in the desert to the world.

My bird!

My days!

My Dead Days!

The Zaqboor or Podoces pleskei (scientific name: Podoces pleskei) is a bird of the crow family.The Zaqboor is the “national bird of Iran” ,(the only native bird of this country )and the exclusive species of Lut desert.Zacboor lives only in desert and semi-desert areas of eastern and southeastern Iran (Sistan and Baluchestan province and ten other provinces).This bird is very different from its other relatives named crows :Including being grounded so that he prefers running to flying even when he feels threatened, having a good voice.The long, strong, black legs of this bird are suitable for running fast among bushes, and its long and curved tip legs for digging the ground. Zaqboor is a shrewd and somewhat secretive bird, which makes it difficult to observe in nature. 

This bird runs in the form of rzigzags on the ground among the bushes in times of danger. Both male and female birds sing. This song is monotonous.

Prepared Angela Kosta Academic, journalist, writer, poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, translator…