Knowing is Beautiful


An audio poem written and read by Mara Ahmed, sound design by Darien Lamen

This is a piece I wrote in 2018 for a reading at Rochester Spoken Word. It talks about all the places, languages, sounds and smells, light and music that are a part of me – fragments of memories and sensations that come together in mystifying ways and make us who we are. It’s stunning to think of how much diversity there is on our planet, how many worlds within worlds. So much to discover and share. Thank you Darien Lamen for the brilliant sound design on my first audio story.

Photo: Bibhukalyan Acharya


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