Poetry at Sangam




Amy Motlagh completed an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) at N.Y.U. and a Ph.D. at Princeton University. She spent the first decade of her academic career at the American University in Cairo (AUC) during a particularly turbulent period in Egypt’s history and is now the inaugural Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair of Persian Language and Literature at UC Davis. Her monograph Burying the Beloved: Realism and Reform in Modern Iran (Stanford University Press) was focused on the development of the novel and civil law in Iran, and specifically on the return of the figure of the classical beloved in modern literature. Motlagh’s poems and stories have appeared in the Atlanta Review, the Allegheny Review, and in the anthologies Tremors and Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been. A chapbook of Motlagh’s poems, The Litany of Farewells, was published by the National Association of State Poetry Societies in 1997.

Poems by Amy Motlagh


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