Join us for the launch of Asir (Captive), a newly published facsimile of Iranian poet and film director Forough Farrokzhad’s first collection of poems, originally published in Iran in 1955. Translator Farzaneh Milani will present a talk on the work of Forugh Farrokzhad on this occasion, followed by a conversation with Farnoosh Fathi.
Rhombus Press (established in 2016) is a growing platform and initiative by Shahrzad Kamel that acts as an extension of her artistic practice in order to work on collaborative projects with like-minded individuals. Rhombus Press is primarily a publishing press, but also occasionally organizes film screenings and public talks. Collaboration is by invitation and is not medium specific. Rhombus Press works on contemporary as well as historical projects. www.rhombuspress.com
Collaboratively curated, the Friday night series brings writers, artists, critics, performers, and audiences together in an uncontainable assembly. We host readers from here and elsewhere to invite resonances across practices, open and press urgent dialogues, and build a space for shared struggles. We’re holding out for writing which has the potential to make things otherwise.