Literary Voices

  • LGBT Flag on Baam e-Tehran. Photo: LGFOnline, Creative Commons.
    Poems in Exile: Elham Malekpoor

    “I send all dried fruits to the soldiers before they rot / So it can fashion the tongue to speak.” Here are two new poems by Elham Malekpoor, an exiled Iranian poet and LGBT and human rights activist.

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  • Unjuried and Uncensored: An Interview with AS220’s Bert Crenca
    The 10 Most Popular Interviews of 2014

    This year, we spoke to poets, journalists, filmmakers and novelists from India to Morocco, from France to Iran. We talked about revolution, the forgotten history of the United Farm Worker Movement in Texas, hereditary exile, writing as an act of defiance, and much more.

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  • In Praise of Poetry
    In Praise of Poetry by Olga Sedakova

    Until the 1990s, Olga Sedakova’s books were not available in Russia because they failed to align with prescribed official aesthetics. Sampsonia Way presents an excerpt from Sedakova’s forthcoming book, In Praise of Poetry.

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