Athena Farrokhzad is a Swedish poet. She is also a literary critic, playwright and teacher of creative writing. Her debut collection Vitsvit from 2013 (Een witte suite translated by Lisette Keustermans, published by Perdu) has been translated into fifteen languages. In 2016 it was followed by Trado, written together with the Romanian poet Svetlana Cârstean. Her latest book is I rörelse from 2019. She has translated writers such as Marguerite Duras, Juliana Spahr, Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich to Swedish.
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