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Maryam Monalisa Gharavi

Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is an artist, poet, and theorist. Book publications include a translation of Waly Salomão’s Algaravias: Echo Chamber (Ugly Duckling Presse), nominated for a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation; the poetry volume The Distancing Effect (BlazeVOX); and Bio (Inventory Press), the first book composed on Twitter without the use of tweets. Artist books include Apparent Horizon 2 (Bonington Gallery); Alphabet of an Unknown City (Belladonna*), Secret Catalan Poem (The Elephants), Mohammad Wikipedia Book (Recess), and the co-authored (with Mirene Arsanios) Dictionary of Night (Ashkal Alwan). A 2021 Trélex Paris residency supported the writing of these poems in the forthcoming My Virtuous Bodies.

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Waly Salomão (1943 - 2003) was a Syrian-Brazilian poet. His book Algaravias: Câmara de Ecos won the 1995 Prêmio Jabuti, Brazil's highest literary prize.

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Maryam Monalisa Gharavi is an artist, poet, and researcher. Book publications include a translation of Waly Salomão’s Algaravias: Echo Chamber (Ugly Duckling Presse), nominated for a PEN Award for Poetry in Translation; the poetry volume The Distancing Effect (BlazeVOX); and Bio(Inventory Press), the first book composed on Twitter without the use of tweets. Artist books include Apparent Horizon 2 (Bonington Gallery); Alphabet of an Unknown City (Belladonna*), Secret Catalan Poem (The Elephants), Mohammad Wikipedia Book (Recess), and the co-authored (with Mirene Arsanios) Dictionary of Night (Ashkal Alwan). She lives and works in New York.

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JUNE 2022

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