translated from the Farsi by Patrick James Dunagan and Ava Koohbor
Ava Koohbor was born in Tehran and now lives in San Francisco. Her first collection of poetry, تردید، خود یک باور است (Tardid, khod yek bavar ast/Doubt itself is a belief), was published in Iran by Homa Press (with original cover art by Abbas Kiarostami). Lew Gallery editions recently released Sinusoidal Forms.
Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Francisco. His most recent book is There Are People Who Think That Painters Shouldn't Talk: A GUSTONBOOK (Post Apollo, 2011); other writing of his appears in Amerarcana, Barzakh, The Critical Flame, Fulcrum, House Organ, New Pages, Poetry Project Newsletter, Rain Taxi, Shampoo, Sous les Paves, Switchback, and Wild Orchids.