Shohreh Laici

Shohreh Laici (b. 1986) is a Tehran-based author and literary translator. Her works are forthcoming in Asheville Poetry Review, Two Lines Press, and Ezra: An Online Journal of Translation. In addition, Laici has produced a variety of video art and performance-art pieces exploring notions of femininity, language, and social taboos. Her controversial performance work Hills Like White Elephants, loosely based on Ernest Hemingway’s short story, explored the concept of abortion in Iranian patriarchal society.

  • A cafe in Iran.
    illustration: jen rickard blair On the fiftieth anniversary of Richard Brautigan’s Trout Fishing in America, an Iranian writer (and devoted Brautigan reader) considers how he, perhaps ev...

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