Political Poetry

Studio 360

Two migr writers say that among the Iranian people, poets are the national heroes. But today's Iranian artists struggle to express themselves in the face of government censorship. Reza Aslan is a religion scholar and wrote No God but God, a brief history of Islam and the West. Roya Hakakian is a poet and the author of Journey from the Land of No, a memoir of growing up in Tehran's Jewish community.