A mechanical and mechatronics professor has recently published her first collection of poems in English and Persian titled Tales of Existence, A Collection of Poems.
Shahrzad Esmaeili, pictured on the right, credits the University of Waterloo, where she began teaching in 2004, for providing inspiration for some of her poems.
"As I ponder my new life journey in poetry, I see the trails of the natural beauty of the University campus, which helped me in the process of starting to write in Spring 2014," she says. "The spring blossoms on the campus grounds, its beautiful creek with swimming ducks, dandelion-covered grass, colourful birds and their songs, were inspirations for my earliest poems."
Esmaeili's book of poetry is available for purchase in the UW Authors section of the University of Waterloo bookstore or online.
Partial proceeds from sales will go towards student activities at the University.