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Poet's words from behind the wire

Prisoner poet ... Villawood detainee Mohsen Soltanyzand is releasing a CD.

By Tony Stephens
The Sydney Morning Herald

Some of Mohsen Soltanyzand's poetry grabs life by the throat. Much of it touches the heart, fitting poet Matthew Arnold's definition that genuine poetry is conceived and composed in the soul. He has a lot of time to think about the words, for he has nowhere to go and not much else to do. So the words tumble out, in Farsi first, then in English with the help of a pocket translator and the friends who come to visit. And he hands copies of the poems to the visitors >>> Full text

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