Id Nouruz in Seattle
Reza Shirazi was born and raised in Bombay, India and is Iranian by origin. He earned a Bachelors in Business and English Literature at the University of Kansas and an MBA at the University of Texas at Austin. His poetry is infused with his mixed cultural background and experiences. He has been published in a number of journals including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Texas Observer, Coal City Review, Midwest Poetry Review, and Potato Eyes. He is included in two anthologies edited by Naomi Shihab Nye: The Space Between My Footsteps and What Have You Lost? and, most recently, in A World Between: Poems, Short Stories and Essays by Iranian Americans edited by Persis Karim. Says Shirazi, "I enjoy writing poems where I'm conveying the cultures that I've lived in: India and Iran. It is practice for me to connect back with where I was, to understand what I've experienced there. I enjoy sharing that."
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