Ceremonial Robes by Bejan Matur
Bejan Matur is the most illustrious poet among a bold new women’s poetry emerging from the Middle East. Her poetry engages directly and concretely with the struggles of her people, and yet there is also a mysticism in her writing, a closeness to nature, an embracing of mythology – a dialogue with God.
This poem and many others that appear in her PTC chapbook 'If This is a Lament' were translated by TS Elliot Award-winning poet Jen Hadfield and bridge translator Canan Marasligil.
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