Shokoofeh Jabbari


Mother’s shoes,
invite me to my true femininity
Even when I want to walk
as my father does
Mother's shanks
do not lie
I, like her
am a woman. 

Shokoofeh Jabbari was born in Iran in 1986 in the City of Shiraz, and grew up in Yazd City. In
2011, she was considered one of the best ten poets in the Jaleh Esfahani Foundation (London).
She directed two short films, Bell (2013), and The Food Is Prepared (2014). Her poems have
also been published in various magazines including Straylight, Literati Quarterly, A Narrow
Fellow & Artifact Nouveau.