The final match of the Poetry World Cup second round.Read More
Payam Feili was born in 1985 in Kermanshah, a city in western Iran. He is a homosexual writer and poet whose works are condemned in Iran due to his sexual orientation. His first book, The Sun’s Platform, was published in Iran when he was nineteen. The book was heavily censored by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Since his subsequent works could not get through the ministry, he started to publish his books outside Iran knowing that it may cause him problems and put him in danger. He has a dozen books that haven’t been able to be published yet. One of his recent poetry books, White Field, has been published in Persian by Nogaam publishing in London in July 2013.
Details of the campaign to translate and publish Payam’s new collection can be found here.
The translator of this poem is working anonymously with Nogaam publishing to bring Payam’s writing to an international audience.
The fifteenth match of the Poetry World Cup.Read More
“I have repeatedly pictured myself in the prison yard. Mentally, I have executed myself several times.” Our Poet of the Month, Payam Feili, interviewed by Udoka Okafor.Read More
“I mourn my Uncle Ali’s beautiful son/ I mourn those somber sparrows soaked to the skin/ I mourn the dark corridors of Evin…” Poem of the Week (December 24), by Payam Feili.Read More