Mohsen Emadi : A Poet of Exile
Saresma, T. (2019). Mohsen Emadi : A Poet of Exile. Trames : A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 23(2), 203-221. https://doi.org/10.3176/tr.2019.2.06
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"I’m from exile”. This is how a poet, a cosmopolitan, and a citizen of the world of poetry Mohsen Emadi describes himself. He writes poems on loss and displacement, charting his experiences of mobility. This essay is based on Emadi’s poems and biographical interviews with the poet. Quotes from the interviews and fragments of his poems are combined with theoretical reflections on diaspora, nomadism, and exile by researchers such as Edward Said and Rogers Brubaker. Following Emadi, I take a critical look at the concept of diaspora and discuss mobility and exile both as a forced condition and as a choice. The experiences of both voluntary and coerced mobility are considered from the perspective of an individual within the context of global mobility. I suggest that via his writing, which draws from his personal experiences of mobility and non-belonging, Emadi himself becomes a poet of exile.
PublisherEstonian Academy Publishers
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Research profiles, AoF; Academy Project, AoF
Additional information about fundingThis article is part of project Intersecting Mobilities, funded by Kone foundation. Writing was also supported by the Academy of Finland under grants Crossing Borders (decision number 308521) and CRISES (decision number 311877).
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