POUPEH MISSAGHI is a writer, translator, world wanderer, and currently a Ph.D. candidate at University of Denver's Creative Writing Program, Fiction. She holds a master's in Creative Writing from John Hopkins University and a master's in Translation Studies from Azad University of Tehran, Iran. Her literary interests include, but are not limited to: ecriture feminine (women's writing), writing from/about dictatorial states, documentary poetics, Roberto Bolaño, world literature, translation, etc. Her work has appeared in the Feminist Wire, World Literature Today, Guernica, the Quarterly Conversation, the Barcelona Review, Short Fiction Magazine, the Baltimore Review, and elsewhere.
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The moon is full and out on the terrace she has spread the cushions of rosy tiny flowers all over soft white cotton cloth on the black metal chairs and a few large ones of rough nomadic textures on the white stones of the floor.