Sepideh Jodeyri is an exiled Iranian poet, translator and founder of Khorshid, the Iranian Women's Poetry Prize - one of the only three non-governmental and independent poetry prizes in Iran. She has published several books of poetry and translation so far, some banned from publication in Iran. Her poetry has been translated into English, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Czech and Kurdish. She was a PEN guest writer in Italy for two years and now lives in Washington, DC.

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