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Ode To Fragile

Piryaei, Shabnam

Ode To Fragile book cover


despite an infrastructure of concealed rituals
they appear
bats springing out of porcelain bells

two hands
are as vulnerable
as what they wish to save

--by Shabnam Piryaei


Shabnam Piryaei was born in Iran and raised in the U.S. Her work has been published in several journals including The Florida Review, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Flashquake, and The Furnace Review. She has been awarded the Poets & Writers Amy Award for poetry, as well as an Elizabeth George Foundation grant. Currently she is developing three short films based on her writings.


ISBN: 978-1-935514-75-6

90 pages, $14.95

Poetry : Middle Eastern
Art : Film & Video

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