Issue 10
—Spring 2020


Selected poems

Elyas Alavi

All poems are translated from Farsi into English by Dr Zuzanna Olszewska except the last poem which is translate by Roshank Amrein.

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Elyas Alavi

Elyas Alavi is a visual artist and poet based in Adelaide. Born in the Daikundi province of Afghanistan, he has published three poetry books “I’m a daydreamer wolf” published in 2008 in Tehran (5th edition in 2016), followed by “Some wounds” in 2012 in Kabul and “Hodood” in 2015 in Tehran. He graduated from a Master of Visual Arts in 2016 at the University of South Australia and has exhibited internationally. Alavi visits many issues in his works, but mainly memory, migration, displacement, exile and the human nature.