Tag: Iranian poetry
Shaj Mathew: Poetry as Life, Life as PoetryFebruary 2014
Fifty years ago, Forugh Farrokhzad’s ‘Another Birth’ modernized and scandalized Iranian poetry with its radical feminine voice.
The PrinceNovember 2011
What counted were my widowed cousin / holding her own in a foreign land, / and the grit to say no / to what is hurled—words, glances, bullets, all.
Ghost Horse PreludeNovember 2011
a wounded man drags his one-legged body home from the war through the depths of winter to describe the sighting of the horse to his village.
[One night, opening in foil] and SonnetNovember 2011
But no one can / hold a hope so long—there’s relief.
because I hate your every-now-and-then anthems, / because I hate the smell of your socks in the stone mihrabs.