Authors / Momtaza Mehri
Momtaza Mehri is a poet working across criticism, translation, education, and radio. Her collection Bad Diaspora Poems won an Eric Gregory Award and has been shortlisted for a Forward Prize.
By Such Honorifics, You Attempt to Summon the Old Country You Have Never Seen
“Chosen affliction / Spilt milk / Pool of amnesia / Extreme sport / Terminal psychodrama”Momtaza Mehri September 22, 2023
A TABLEAU OF ASPIRATION OR FRANKLIN SITTING ON THE SOLITARY GARDEN DECK CHAIR IN 1973’s A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING
“narcotized rage / is all the rage”Momtaza Mehri May 28, 2021
Provisions #1: “languages I didn’t know I wanted to know”
Meditations in a crisis on poems by Solmaz Sharif, Mary Karr, and June Jordan.Momtaza Mehri, Chase Berggrun, and Essy Stone April 3, 2020