The readings will include poetry from both Somaya Ramesh (read in the original Persian Dari and English translations) and Farzana Marie. A few poems by Afghan women from the book "Load Poems Like Guns: Women's Poetry from Herat, Afghanistan" may also be included. After that, we want each event to involve a conversation between the two poets as well as with the audience. This will start with the poets sharing a few minutes of background about their writing, followed by a question or two they have for each other. Then the rest of the group present will have the change to engage and ask questions.