Sareh Donaher

SAREH DONAHER was born in Tehran, Iran at the start of the Islamic Revolution, and grew up in Vancouver, BC. Her first book of poems, Flee – Pistachios in my Pocket, follows a narrative arch that tells the story of her family’s escape from Iran and their experiences as first wave Iranians immigrants to Canada.

Sareh holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in International Relations and one in Education from UBC and is a 2018 graduate of SFU’s The Writing Studio.

Sareh’s writing has been published in various publications, including Sky Island Journal, The Elephant Journal, and Pelak52. She is the co-founder of The Wordshop Collective, a boutique writing and editing firm. Sareh enjoys performing in reading events and looks forward to the day when artists can gather and share their work.

When Sareh is not writing she can be found cultivating other creative pursuits and dragging her family and friends up mountains and down coastlines. Sareh lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband, two sons, and their cat Salem.

Photo: Kyrani Kanavaros