Kamand Kojouri

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Kamand Kojouri was born in Tehran, raised in Dubai and Toronto, and resides in Wales. She currently teaches creative writing seminars as a doctoral candidate at Swansea University.

Her first book, The Eternal Dance: Love Poetry and Prose, was published in March 2018.
God, Does Humanity Exist? was published in March 2020.

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A holiday novella sounds wonderful! Yes, of course. I'd be delighted!
Thank you so much for messaging me. Hope it all goes well.
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Hi Lynn,

I apologise for my tardy reply. I'm only seeing this now.
No, this is not from a novel. I'm currently redrafting, Ada, my first novel.
This short poem will be included in a collection of poems that I hope to publish in the future.

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My new book is out!

My new poetry collection God, Does Humanity Exist? is available on all the Amazon sites today:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1984949306

God, Does Humanity Exist? by Kamand Kojouri

I will be donating the royalties of my book to children living in poverty in Iran. And, like my previous book, with every copy sold (paperback or ebook) one tree will be planted in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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It is a strange time, my dear.
A novel virus haunts our streets.
Days feel like weeks,
weeks like months.
Were blasted with new news every second
yes and then no and then yes and no,
feeding our primal panic
to hoard goods and leave shelves
breadless, riceless.
They tell us the pandemic
makes all equalthe poor and very rich
then why are the poor poorer
and the rich profiting?

It is a strange time, my dear.
Army men are marching our streets.
They force us to stay inside,
threaten and arrest
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They wage small wars against us,
but this battle began long ago.
The elite technocrats are crowing
in their silicone valleys
as corporations grow
and small businesses fold
with mountains of debt
the centre cannot, will not, hold!

It is a strange time, my dear.
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IN MEMORIAM: FLIGHT 752

I try to envisage the passengers
seated in neat rows.
Everyone knows the real risk
is at take-off and landing,
but after an hour delay,
their plane was soaring. Relieved,
they whispered prayers, dreaming
of families and friends at arrival gates
clutching coffee cups and bouquets.
I like to think it was calm,
the plane blanketed by nights caress.
Cellphones put away,
the cabin lights dimmed,
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“Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.”
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“They want us to be afraid.
They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes.
They want us to barricade our doors
and hide our children.
Their aim is to make us fear life itself!
They want us to hate.
They want us to hate 'the other'.
They want us to practice aggression
and perfect antagonism.
Their aim is to divide us all!
They want us to be inhuman.
They want us to throw out our kindness.
They want us to bury our love
and burn our hope.
Their aim is to take all our light!
They think their bricked walls
will separate us.
They think their damned bombs
will defeat us.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that my soul and your soul are old friends.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that when they cut you I bleed.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that we will never be afraid,
we will never hate
and we will never be silent
for life is ours!”
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“Come, friends.
Come with your grief.
Come with your loss.
Carry all the pieces of your heart
and come sit with us.
Bring your disappointments
and your failures.
Bring your betrayals
and your masks.
We welcome you no matter
where you come from
and what you bring.
Come and join us
at the intersection of
acceptance and forgiveness
where you will find our
house of love.
Bring your empty cups
and we will have a feast.”
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“The reason as to why we are attracted to our opposites is because they are our salvation from the burden of being ourselves.”
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“You have no choice. You must leave your ego on the doorstep before you enter love.”
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