PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World Remembering a fearless poet known as 'Iran's Lioness' Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/396003/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Simin Behbahani was a beloved Iranian poet who earned the nickname "Lioness" for her powerful verse. US President Barack Obama recited one of her poems in his 2011 message to the Iranian people.