Category Archives: Jenny Sadre-Orafai

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MALAK

From MALAK By Jenny Sadre-Orafai: LAST READING There is a pregnant bird in the cup. Malak looks at me like she has never looked at that in a cup before. My father looks at me like there are things I’m … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: PAPER COTTON LEATHER

From PAPER COTTON LEATHER By Jenny Sadre-Orafai: RETRACT OR RECANT This accordion love expands or exhales, retracts or recants. It is only as much as we allow. It squeezes out warnings of cardboard walls closing in. Its wheezing fills a … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JENNY SADRE-ORAFAI

KARAJ By Jenny Sadre-Orafai When I miss her, I open my popout map. I spill my face into the streets of Tehran. I hide in Laleh Park. I read street names aloud, like I’m reporting to someone. I pretend I … Continue reading

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