Blue by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad
Spoken-word poetry editor Jacqueline Boucher on today's poem: Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad’s poem, like the color it embodies, resists being classified as just one thing. On the page, and in Torbatnejad’s hypnotic reading, “Blue” is neither meditation nor obsession. Rather, it’s something like an unfolding, a diving deep through shades of ocean water.
Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad was born and raised in New York. Her poetry has appeared in The Commonline Journal, The Coe Review, Kudzu House Quarterly, and The Chiron Review. She lives in New York and practices matrimonial law.