Bardia Sinaee

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August 9, 2011
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Videos of Bardia Sinaee

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Open Mic
April 10, 2012
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Featured Reader
August 9, 2011
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Schrödinger's Poet Readings
November 23, 2010
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Open Mic
August 10, 2010
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Open Mic
July 13, 2010
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Open Mic
May 11, 2010

Bardia Sinaee

Bardia has been poetry editor for In/Words, and will be one of the hosts of CKCU's Literary Landscapes starting this fall.

Bardia Sinaee is an Iranian-born, Canadian-raised third-year student at Carleton University. He works part-time at Ottawa's historic Mayfair Theatre, mostly in popcorn production and sales. Last fall, he was the poetry editor for In/Words, Carleton's incessant literary magazine. Starting this fall, he will host CKCU's Literary Landscapes on the last Thursday of each month. He hopes to one day work as either a full-time poetry editor, an Al Jazeera correspondent or a shit-disturbing political columnist.

 

From Bardia Sinaee

The Failure of New York to Levitate

- after Robert Hass

 

By the time I realized my socks were mismatched,

I was already at Grand Central Station—not a spare

inch to kneel or bend over without throwing someone

a handful of ass. Right, right, right: you’d think those

directions would be easy to remember, but this city

is fissured from tip to tail. Alleys bloom into pockets

of trash and nomadic grocers, all looking for a pinch,

or so I’ve read. To be honest, I’m just glad I found

your office. And to have guessed that you’d bring your

children... How patiently they sit! Is the sheepish one

inanimate or just out of sorts? Speak! Speak, child!

Why has no one spoken since I got here?