DisarmamentYour arms disarm me:
I won’t sign a peace treaty
that ends wars of love.
Bänoo Zan landed in Canada in 2010. In her country of origin, Iran, she used to teach English Literature at universities. Among the courses she conducted were Poetry, Novel, Drama, History of English Literature, Literary Criticism and Literary Translation. She has published more than 80 poems, translations, biographies, and articles. Her poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies in Iran, Canada, U.K., U. S., Israel, etc. Her book, Song of Phoenix: Life and Works of Sylvia Plath, was reprinted in 2010. She hosts Queen Gallery Poetry Night, on the last Tuesday of every month, in Toronto. She recently joined the TOPS (The Ontario Poetry Society) Executive as Member-at-Large. She believes that her politics is her poetry.