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mirrorwork Mimi Khalvati


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Mimi Khalvati

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Mimi Khalvati was born in Tehran in 1944 she was educated in Euorpe. She worked as an actress and director at the Theatre Workshop, Tehran, translating from english into Farsi and devising new plays.
In Mirrowork her second collection She takes the islamic art of mirror-mosiac- found in palaces, barber shops, kebab houses- s metaphor. The shorter poems refract one another, the three long sequences act as a mirror tryptych, their themes  - of art, nature, domestic life and memory, east and west- drawing the other poems together.