Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Middle Eastern Studies. Women's Studies. "As I discovered in putting this collection together, the central impulse in my poetry is duality—what it means to be both body and spirit, alone and together, certain and unsure, permanent and still so temporary. I have spent much time trying to reconcile these opposing states within myself, ultimately, and very personally, so that I can live with some degree of honour. I hope THAT SIGHT exposes the humanness of this endeavour, grappling with the limits of either / or to arrive, momentarily, at the broader expanses of also / and."—Marjon Mossammaparast
Marjon Mossammaparast was born in Iran in the year of the Islamic Revolution. The ensuing war with Iraq saw her family flee the city of Abadan during the first bombings. After a few years in Tehran, the family temporarily disbanded, with she and her mother seeking refuge from religious persecution in Italy, and her father being smuggled into Pakistan. Mossammaparast started her formal schooling in Tortona and came to Australia when the family was granted refugee status in 1986. In 1999, she spent a year in Zhengzhou, China, and subsequently lived and worked in Macau for three years. Mossammaparast holds a BA in Teaching and an MA of Education from the University of Melbourne. For the past twelve years she has taught as a secondary school English teacher in Melbourne.
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