Author: Mahnaz Badihian

Mahnaz Badihian's artistic expression started at a young age in elementary school by writing poetry and short stories and painting with whatever material was available. Life took her through many different experiences such as Nursing school, Dental school, art school, revolution, immigration, and motherhood, but she always remained a poet and artist. For 15 years now, her life has solely been dedicated to art and literature. She has published many poems and translation books in the Persian language and English. Mahnaz has been exhibiting her art internationally for decades, most recently with a solo exhibition in 2018 in San Francisco, California, at Live Worms Gallery. Her latest collection of poems, Raven of Isfahan, was published in 2019 to critical acclaim. Badihian finished her MFA in Poetry in 2007 from Pacific University in Oregon. Her poems appeared in more than ten international anthologies. In 2020 Mahnaz edited and published 300 pages of COVID poetry and art from around the world in a collection entitled Plague 2020. She is an active member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade in San Francisco. Member of PEN, acting member of World Festival of Poetry. Her novel Gohar will be published in 2023.

Ask the Wind
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Ask the Wind


“Kisses, ghosts, and memories haunt the pages of Badihian's latest book, Ask the Wind. The title suggests there is no answer to war, or if there was, the answer would be fleeting. Part of the allure of Badihian's work is in everyday objects that hol...

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