IWP residents Zeyar Lynn (Burma) and Mahsa Mohebali (Iran) will be joined by an Iowa Writers Workshop fiction student at this free event.
Zeyar Lynn (poet, translator; Burma/Myanmar) is the author of seven poetry collections, including [Distinguishing Features] (2006), [Real/Life: Prose Poems] (2009) and [Kilimanjaro] (2010). He has translated John Ashbery, Charles Bernstein, Donald Justice, Sylvia Plath, WisÅawa Szymborska and Tomas TranstrÃ¶mer, as well as many Chinese, Japanese, Australian, East European and Russian poets. Since 2005 he has organized and hosted the annual UNESCO World Poetry Day event in Yangon. He is also one of the editors of the quarterly Poetry World.
Mahsa Mohebali (fiction writer; Iran) is the author of the short story collections [Love–making in Footnotes] (2004) and [The Voices] (1998), and two novels, [The Grey Spell] (2002) and [Don’t You Worry?] (2008), which won both the Golshiri Foundation’s and the Press Critics’ Best Novel award. Her work has been published widely in print and on–line, as well as performed on stages across Iran.