Farzana Marie

Farzana MARIE (poet; Afghanistan) is a poet and doctoral candidate in Persian Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Arizona, while working in Kabul, Afghanistan. Farzana’s poetry and translations have appeared in print and on-line journals including The Rusty Nail, Adanna, Fourteen Hills, When Women Waken, Zócalo, Antiphon, Guernica, The Atticus Review, The Fourth River, and others. She is author of a nonfiction book, Hearts for Sale! A Buyer's Guide to Winning in Afghanistan (Worldwide Writings, 2013), a poetry chapbook Letters to War and Lethe (Finishing Line Press, 2014) and a book of poetry in translation from Persian Dari, Load Poems Like Guns: Women’s Poetry from Herat, Afghanistan (Holy Cow! Press, 2015). After serving in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years, she now serves as president of the nonprofit Civil Vision International, whose purpose is to connect, inform, and inspire citizens cross-culturally.