Poetry Books by
In these inspiring books of memoir and poetry, biotech scientist turned award-winning educator, speaker, and progress specialist Mehrnaz Bassiri takes us on her self-discovery journey.
Mehrnaz’s poetry collections are an outcome of the most fundamental lesson we can learn: That our life stories are the source of everything we are. Doing the work to truly understand our own life story is essential if we are to heal and be fulfilled.
Approaching Midnight explores Mehrnaz’s childhood in Iran through two immigrations and a host of hard-earned lessons before she settles in Canada and into herself. We are moved to ask ourselves whether we, too, can benefit from investigating our memories, aspirations, and personal histories.
Many of us are afraid of solitude—or we simply don’t know how to be in our own company. In the next stage of healing, Mehrnaz embraces solitude as an essential component of healing. We’re encouraged to ask the question: “What happens if we sit with pain and let it speak?”
Sent Me Afloat chronicles Mehrnaz’s debilitating breakdown that occurred when she looked for the true source of her pain. By reflecting on her journey and asking for help, she builds a stronger connection to herself, her community, and nature. Through these poems, we’re encouraged to face challenges head-on so we can build resilience as a result.