Poetry Saved Me In Iran — Could It Save Us From War?

Ari Honarvar
Mar 1, 2017 · 8 min read

At the very least, poetry can provide clarity during this time of unfounded fear and hate.

IIt’s not an exaggeration to say that my life was likely saved by a poem.

During the Iran-Iraq war, when Iran was an unofficial “banned nation,” an unspoken agreement among countries of the world…