Once upon a time, a little girl journeyed across many lands with her chubby hands held assuredly by her brave mother and father. They found peace, laughter, rain clouds, and ocean breezes. They carved themselves a home and gathered many with love.
A degree in International Relations and one in Teaching have given this girl much to think about. A passion for the written word and music have given her much to dream about.
Sareh Donaher is a published poet and graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio. Her debut full-length poetry collection, Pistachios in my Pocket (forthcoming Fall 2022 with At Bay Press) tells the story of her family’s escape from Iran during the Iranian Revolution and their experiences as first wave Iranian immigrants to Canada. Sareh is the co-founder of The Wordshop Collective, a boutique writing and editing firm and has published poems in Sky Island Journal, The Elephant Journal, The Grilled Cheese Magazine, Pelak52 Magazine, and SFU’s The Writer’s Studio Anthology: Emerge18.
Sareh enjoys literary readings and has read at The New Dominion Reading Series, SPiEL Vancouver reading series, and the West Vancouver Art Museum, which was a live stream recorded event amongst a photography exhibition that shares similar themes from her book– themes of war, home, migration, and belonging.
When Sareh is not writing, she can be found cultivating other creative pursuits and dragging her family and friends up mountains and down coastlines in search of debauchery. You can find her musings on everything from writing and the arts to having adventures on Instagram @thewritersway or on Twitter @tweetsarehd.
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.