Desert Sky


From: Pistachios in My Pocket


revolution, morning in Tehran, sapphire, Maryam, horses, history of the veil, unveiling (I, II), mullah, mini-jupe, vacay, discordant, Deceptions, caviar, CIA, M16, changes, rose petals, pennyroyal flower, veiling: the personal is political, 1979 (I, II), mom’s handwriting, Glass (I, II, III), mix tape, God’s country.



Sareh Farmand

Sareh Farmand was born in Tehran at the start of the Islamic Revolution, and grew up in Vancouver, BC. Her first book of poems, Pistachios in my Pocket, follows a narrative arc that tells the story of her family’s escape from Iran and their experiences as first wave Iranian immigrants to Canada.