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Verses with Rooja Mohassessy

Please note this video contains sensitive material involving sexual assault.

Iranian-born poet and educator Rooja Mohassessy joined students and faculty for an intimate exploration of her poetry, which delves into themes of war, migration, and coming of age in exile. Her debut collection of poems, When Your Sky Runs Into Mine, won the 22nd annual Elixir Poetry Award and was inspired by the artwork of her late uncle and renown Iranian artist, Bahman Mohassess. Also painting vivid imagery for readers through verse, Mohassessy recounts her transnational journey across many borders and cultures.

Verses with Rooja Mohassessy
Located in Washington D.C.,  St. Albans School is a private, all boys day and boarding school. For more than a century, St. Albans has offered a distinctive educational experience for young men in grades 4 through 12. While our students reach exceptional academic goals and exhibit first-rate athletic and artistic achievements, as an Episcopal school we place equal emphasis upon moral and spiritual education.