thick air yasmin rafiei
Yasmin Rafiei is an Irani-Canadian writer, a Rhodes Scholar, and a student at the University of Oxford. At times memoir and at others manifesto, Rafiei’s poetry is scattered ash — evidence of a life burning voraciously and a subversion of historical burial of stories like hers: of dislocation, of femininity, and radical imaginaries. Her poetry navigates different terrains, from politics to identity to trauma. At the heart of Rafiei’s work is a critical and compassionate voice advocating for empathy.