As today is #NationalPoetryDay we’ve decided to take a look at the poetic side of Tiny Owl Publishing.
To date Tiny Owl has published three titles based on old Persian poems, and three titles that are contemporary poems.
Two of our titles are based on the fables of Rumi; a poet of the world.
As well as Rumi’s The Parrot & The Merchant and The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock, we also find When I Coloured The World and Alive Again very poetic, beautiful to read texts. The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock is based on a fable by the great Rumi. The jackal looks at his grey and brown fur and thinks how boring he looks. He wonders how he can change it to be beautiful and dazzling like the peacocks. He’s always collecting colourful things to stick on his fur but nothing seems to work.
Then he hatches a clever plan that will once and for all turn him into the brightest, most brilliant jackal, just like the peacocks. His jackal friends look on and shake their heads.
Our latest title Bijan & Manije is based on a very famous epic poem from 1000 years ago by a great Iranian poet called Ferdowsi. In 2016 we have also published a children’s poetry book by Ali Seidabadi, called A Rainbow In My Pocket.
All of our authors write beautiful, poetic content but one that stands out is Alive Again‘s author, Ahmadreza Ahmadi, a prominent contemporary poet. A writer of deep, philosophical unique texts, Ahmadi was shortlisted for the Hans Christian Andersen award in 2010.
We are proud to have poetry run through the narrative of our titles and look forward to producing more.
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