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Author Sedarat, Roger, 1971-

Title Dear Regime : Letters to the Islamic Republic
Published Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (87 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Part A(s If Change Were Possible); Ghost Story; Dear Regime, ; Body Cleaner; In Praise of Moths; Agha D-; I Watched You Braiding Persian Violets into Your Hair; Calligraphy; Cousin Farzad's Wedding; At the Firing Squad; Athletes Make the Best Persian Pornography; Satellite of Love; AK, a Figurehead of the Revolution, Interviews the Author; Eating Chelo at Aunt Behjat's in Tehran; Prelude to a Blackout; Iranian Darwins; At the Hezbollah Recruiting Station; Dear Regime (Letters toward a Revolution); Revolutionary Reflections; Part B(ut Poetry Doesn't Make Revolutions)
Essential JourneyFlying to Persia; Dowsing; Qormeh Sabzi; Khomeini's Beard; Doctor; Thigh; Haji as Stick Figure; Permissible Grapes, Forbidden Wine; This Little Haji; Jun; Adidas; Persian Haiku; Haji's Rubaiyyat; When Haji Comes to Town; Advertisement Proposal; The Hysterical Is Historical: An Interview with Haji; Farrokhzad's Paper Hat; Haji as Street Urchin; Haji's Garden; If a Body Catches Haji; Picnic; Tanboor; Reinstatement of the Rose; Part C(ontextual Notes)
Summary In his provocative, brave, and sometimes brutal first book of poems, Roger Sedarat directly addresses the possibility of political change in a nation that some in America consider part of "the axis of evil." Iranianon his father's side, Sedarat explores the effects of the Islamic Revolution of 1979-including censorship, execution, and pending war-on the country as well as on his understanding of his own origins. Written in a style that is as sure-footed as it is experimental, Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic confronts the past and current injustices of the Iranian government while
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Subject Iran -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 082144249X (electronic bk.)
9780821442494 (electronic bk.)