By Roger Sedarat
In his provocative, courageous, and infrequently brutal first booklet of poems, Roger Sedarat at once addresses the potential for political swap in a state that a few in the US ponder a part of the axis of evil.” Iranian on his father’s aspect, Sedarat explores the results of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 together with censorship, execution, and pending struggle at the kingdom in addition to on his figuring out of his personal origins.
Written in a method that's as sure-footed because it is experimental, Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic confronts the prior and present injustices of the Iranian govt whereas conserving a feeling of recognize and admiration for the rustic itself. Woven into this assortment are the author’s bright descriptions of the panorama in addition to the folk of Iran. all through, Sedarat indicates a willing appreciation for the literary culture of Iran, and in making it new, makes an attempt to maintain the tradition of a rustic he nonetheless claims as his own.
With honesty of selfmade butter,
paddle-churned cream (eshta in Arabic,
ecstasy foaming to the brim), a woman
river-bathes, sheet of oil-black hair breaking
in rapids, minimize lemon scintillating
olive epidermis freed from tree-stumped chador, skirts
inside skirts, peal of her bell-body rung
muffled in Iran heata splash of white.
The rhythm of pumice scraping her feet,
sandbar opposed to hot present, frothy cape
a bee-bubbled hive, honeyed hint curling
to her naked knees, thick obvious lather.
At a Tehran bazaar unending gold-stores
may well by no means go back me at any place pure.
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