Bahareh Keith

India Downes-Le Guin

Bahareh’s hometown in Iran is called Khooninshar, or “city of blood” for the carnage it saw as the primary battlefront of the Iran-Iraq war. It forced her indigenous ethno-religious community to diaspora. After escaping to India, she almost died of malaria, inspiring her to become a pediatrician. Through it all, she found solace in poetry and writing. She can be found at, Instagram: @baharehkeith,  and Twitter: @BaharehWrites