Athena Farrokhzad

Athena Farrokhzad


Athena Farrokhzad is a poet, literary critic, translator, playwright, and teacher of creative writing. Farrokhzad’s first volume of poetry, Vitsvit, was published in 2013, and received several literary awards. The volume is being translated into Danish, Norwegian, Romanian, Spanish, and Arabic, and has been performed by the Swedish Radio Theatre and Unga Klara Theatre. Farrokhzad teaches creative writing at Biskops-Arnös Författarskola and has translated writers such as Adrienne Rich, Marguerite Duras, Monique Wittig, and Nicole Brossard into Swedish. In 2016, her second volume of poetry, Trado, written together with the Romanian poet Svetlana Cârstean, was published. Farrokhzad lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Photo Credit: Khashayar Naderehvandi

Buy Farrokhzad’s latest book, White Blight

Events with Athena Farrokhzad

Corrosive Power

02 May 2017
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY. 1, 2, 3, A or C lines to Chambers Street Station

Women and War

03 May 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009
F to 2nd Avenue