Sareh Farmand was born in Tehran at the start of the Islamic Revolution, and grew up in Vancouver, BC. Her first book of poems, Pistachios in my Pocket (published by At Bay Press, Fall 2022), follows a narrative arc that tells the story of her family’s escape from Iran and their experiences as first wave Iranian immigrants to Canada. 

She holds degrees in International Relations and Education from UBC and is a 2018 graduate of SFU’s The Writing Studio.

When she is not writing poetry, she can be found screenwriting, consulting, cultivating other creative pursuits, and exploring mountains and coastlines with her family and friends.  You can find her musings on Instagram (@thewritersway) and Facebook (@thewritersway). 

Sareh gratefully acknowledges that the land on which she writes and lives is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


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