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Two Poems by Armen Davoudian

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Two Poems

by Armen Davoudian
“May this year be golden like saffron / of all herbs and spices the sovereign”

Butterfly
by Armen Davoudian

Saffron
by Armen Davoudian

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Armen Davoudian’s poems and translations from Persian appear in Poetry, the Sewanee Review, the Yale Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Swan Song, won the 2020 Frost Place Competition. He grew up in Isfahan, Iran and lives in California, where he is a PhD candidate in English at Stanford University.

AUTHOR PHOTO BY Matthew Lansburgh • FEATURED IMAGE by Mahdi Dastmard via Unsplash

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