Poem of the Week: 'Charango' by Mina Gorji

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Mina Gorji's debut collection Art of Escape, from which this poem was taken, was published earlier this year from Carcanet.

Charango

The Armadillo lives alone
in armour,
plates of dermal bone,
scale lapping scale
in compact rows -
protective carapace
prized for resonance.

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