Bryar Bajalan

Bryar Bajalan is a master’s student at the University of Exeter, where he researches depictions of eroticism in the poetry of Mosul, before and after the Islamic State’s occupation of the city. His work has appeared in Hyperallergic, Modern Poetry in Translation, World Literature Today, and on the Poetry Foundation website. He recently completed a short documentary about early twentieth century Baghdadi poet al-Zahawi.