Forough Farrokhzad

Forough Farrokhzad (1934–1967) was an Iranian poet, filmmaker, screenwriter, and painter. During her lifetime, she published four poetry collections: The Captive, The Wall, Rebellion, and Another Birth. She also translated the work of George Bernard Shaw and Henry Miller, and made a groundbreaking documentary, The House Is Black, about a leper colony in northeastern Iran.