Mammad Aidani - Poet in Exile

Thursday, 23 February 2023 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Portrait of Mammad Aidani

Mammad Aidani talks about his poetry and living and writing in exile from his Iranian homeland.

Mammad Aidani is a human rights advocate, poet, playwright, theatre director, and psychosocial researcher. In his research, he investigates the violence, torture, trauma and suffering experienced by Iranian and Middle Eastern immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers who have resettled in Australia and the West. He is currently the vice president of PEN International Melbourne. His writings have been banned in Iran. He has been interested in philosophy, literature and poetry, and human rights since his teens in his country of birth, Iran, and he committed against censorship and advocacy for freedom of expression of thought.

On the show, Mammad Aidani also talks of the poetry of Omar Khayam and the female poet Forugh Farrokhzad.


Production and interview by Tina Giannoukos.

Thursday 9:00am to 9:30am
A program dedicated to the eclectic world of poetry and performance. Guests are contemporary poets who read and discuss their works.


Brendan Bonsack, Di Cousens, Tina Giannoukos, and Waffle IronGirl