Poison

Detail from Poison, a poem written by Nadia Anjuman in the Summer of 2001 in Herat, Afghanistan.  I letterpress printed her original Farsi poem alongside an English translation by Diana Arterian and Marina Omar in September, 2015.  I printed this to honor all the women who have been murdered in Afghanistan and beyond in misogynist societies.

To read more of Anjuman’s poems visit:

http://www.asymptotejournal.com/poetry/nadia-anjuman-dark-flower
http://intranslation.brooklynrail.org/persian-dari/poetry-by-nadia-anjuman

Learn more about poetry in Afghanistan:
The erotic and revolutionary poetry of Afghanistan
19 June 2014
by Bashir Sakhwaraz

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Bound screenprints on kozo paper. 2014.

Heart #5

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Screenprints on kozo paper. 2014

Ache

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Screenprint with beet juice and ink on paper. 2014

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Screenprint on kozo paper. 2014

Love Speaks

Join me at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for Love Speaks: A Day of Art and Poetry from the Muslim World.  Sunday May 11, 2014.

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Screenprint on kozo paper. 2014