The Word by Reza Mohammadi
Translated by Nick Laird and Hamid Kabir
I was a word abandoned in an old battered book,
a word forgot by politics, by love and the speaking world.
The prize-winning poet, Reza Mohammadi - widely regarded as one of the most exciting young poets writing in Persian today - was born in Kandahar in 1979. He studied Islamic Law and then Philosophy in Iran before obtaining an MA in Globalisation from London Metropolitan University.
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