Katayoon Zandvakili

July 2010, The Levantine Center Review
/ONE/The Journal of Literature, Art and Ideas
Poems about young love
An excerpt from my memoir, My Beautiful Impostor: A Story of Persia, Exile, and Lies, about my marriage to a man, also of Persian heritage, who was an impostor


Katayoon Zandvakili's collection of poetry, Deer Table Legs, won the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series prize, and the book’s title poem was awarded a Pushcart Prize.

Her work has been anthologized -- American Poetry: The Next Generation, A World Between: Poems, Short Stories, and Essays by Iranian-Americans, Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond, The Poetry of Iranian Women, and In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself, Volume 8 -- and published in journals such as Lumina, caesura, Five Fingers Review, Rattapallax, Arte East, Private Photo Review, Bat City Review, and narrativemagazine.com.

Katayoon's latest projects include My Beautiful Impostor: A Story of Persia, Exile, and Lies, a novel, a children's story, a feel-wonderful book, scripts, and a new volume of poetry, Sabzeh.

Katayoon is honored to serve on the MFA Advisory Board at St. Mary's College. To view her paintings, please visit www.katayoonart.com.

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