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Soheil Zamani alias Soleil

They threw us into the sea 
Without knowing  
That we are fish 
And that our blood-red agility 
Can defy  
The cold menace. 

Born in Iran, Soheil Zamani alias Soleil began writing at the age of 13. He studied music and published his first book “Grandmother’s Songs” when he was 16.  

Since then Soleil has published 7 books. Since 2018 he is been living in Austria and writes poetry and prose in Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, German, Armenian and English. He was awarded, among other awards, the Student Poetry Peace Prize, the International Desert Poetry Award and the  Poetry award for the Voice of Freedom Reporter in Iran. In 2016 he founded the Poetry Slam group “Words” in Iran, which however was soon after banned on political and religious grounds – together with some of his works.  

Join Soheil Zamani in conversation with Alexandra Pâzgu
Bridging the Tongues Festival Tandem Reading
September 8, 2021
16:45 – 18:15
Live Special Preview at Brunnenpassage in Vienna
Free Registration:
September 25, 2021
Festival Digital Premiere streamed on our website
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Bridging The Tongues Festival 2021