Biography of Kamand Kojouri
Kamand was born in Tehran, raised in Dubai and Toronto, and resides in Wales. The historical novel she wrote for her master’s programme in London was shortlisted for the Peters Fraser and Dunlop (PFD) literary award. She is currently a Creative Writing doctoral candidate working on her second novel.
Her poetry book, The Eternal Dance, was published in March 2018.
Kamand Kojouri Poems
What Of It?
I write our names on the page. What of it, if the paper will be burned? I write our names in the sand. What of it, if the shore will be washed by waves?
How Is It?
"How is it that everything must begin and end with you? There you are,
What Is This Love?
What is this love that makes me see beauty, and makes every beautiful thing bring you back to me?
Listen. Do you see that you can't hear snowfall? Look.
Can We Share My Eyes?
Can we share my eyes so you can see what I see? Can we share my ears so you can hear what I hear?
Happiness, Do Not Leave Me
Happiness, do not leave me. I know you, a capricious monarch perching on the fortunate flowers you see. Hear me:
They Took My Books
They took my books because my message was love. They took my pen because my words were love.
Come, lovers. Come join us. Bring your empty cups and sit by the fire.
Come Back To Me
Come back to me. Where have you gone? And why so long? I miss the star below your lip,
If You Ask
If you ask all the cells in my body, they only answer your name. Follicles push the hair upwards
Even When I Write About This Swan
Even when I write about this swan and that orchid, I write about you. Every word
Last Night, I Spoke To God
Last night, I spoke to God. I told Him my plans. He started to cry. I thought I was great to move The Greatest to tears. He said that He was crying only because
Let Us Go
Let us go where skins are rainbows Enhanced by every hue. Where genders are clouds
Missing you, I missed a part of me I shared with you that's now gone.
If You Ask
If you ask all the cells
in my body,
they only answer your name.
Follicles push the hair upwards
so they may brush
against your skin.
Nails grow faster as well.
Lungs breathe rapidly
in hopes of inhaling your scent.