Shabnam Piryaei (Iran)

Shabnam Piryaei

Shabnam Piryaei was born in Iran and raised in the U.S. Her collection of poetry ode to fragile was published by Plain View Press in 2010. She has been awarded the Poets & Writers Amy Award for Poetry, as well as grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation and the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance. Her poetry-films have been screened in the U.S. at the Woodstock Film Festival, Indie Spirit Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival, Miami Short Film Festival, Noor Film Festival, HollyShorts Film Festival, Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival, Blissfest333 and the Target Art Gallery, and internationally at the Canterbury Short Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival, Zebra Poetry Film Festival, the Unlike Art Gallery, the Elysium Art Gallery and New Gallery London.