Solidarity with the Iranian struggle for freedom
The struggle for freedom continues in Iran, sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who was murdered by the Iranian state for violating a mandatory dress code for woman. Last week, activist and poet Sepideh Jodeyri asked me to make a video for her friends in Iran and around the world; she posted this on IG and Twitter. I am grateful for the work she and Shahrzad F. Shams are doing in this difficult time, where hope is mixed with dread.
See also my interview with Kourish Ziabari, "Poetry in Solidarity with the Iranian People," Fair Observer,March 15, 2019