Athena Farrokhzad

Athena Farrokhzad is an Iranian-Swedish poet. Her debut collection of poetry titled Vitsvit (White Blight) was published in 2013 and revolves around the topics of language, body and family within the context of revolution, war, migration and racism. It has been translated into 12 languages and staged several times as a play. Her second book, Trado, published in 2016, is a collaboration with the Romanian poet Svetalana Cârstean. Farrokhzad is also a literary critic, translator, playright and teacher of creative writing.

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