Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi (they/them) is a queer, Iranian born, Toronto-based poet, writer, and translator. They were shortlisted for the 2021 Austin Clarke poetry prize, the 2022 Arc Poem of the year award, The Malahat Review’s 2023 Open Season awards for poetry, and they are the winner of the 2021 Vallum Poetry Prize. They are the author of four poetry chapbooks and three translated poetry chapbooks. They have released two full-length collections of poetry with Gordon Hill Press. Their full-length collaborative poetry manuscript G is out with Palimpsest press Fall 2023, and their full-length collection of experimental dream-poems Daffod*ls is out with Pamenar Press. Their translation of Ghazal Mosadeq’s Andarzname is forthcoming with Ugly Duckling Presse Fall 2025. Their fifth poetry manuscript Book of Interruptions is forthcoming with Wolsak and Wynn Fall 2025.

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Sunday Mar 24 2024 • 9:00 PM Eastern

Closing Night - Session 2
Spark Beer

Saturday Nov 20 2021 • 1:00 PM Eastern

Factory Lecture Series
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