Interview with Eliza Griswold in Boston Review

Poet-journalist Eliza Griswold has traveled to Afghanistan twice to collect Pashtun women’s oral poems, known as landays. I first came across these poems in an issue of Poetry last summer and was moved by their complexity and by the lives of the women who created them. In January 2014, I spoke with Eliza about her experience collecting and translating these landays, and about how everyday poems can mark sacred time. The interview is up at Boston Review.