67 – Iranian Poetry and Protest

Burgage Hall

This event was conceived in response to the news that Iranian poets Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Mousavi, who were sentenced to 11.5 and 9 years in prison respectively, and also sentenced to 99 lashes each for shaking hands with unrelated members of the opposite sex at a poetry festival in Sweden.

Athena Farrokhzad and Ziba Karbassi read their own strong and vital poetry before we open a discussion on contemporary Iranian poetry and the fate of writers in Iran.

Sponsored by

Swedish Arts Council