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Nilofar Shidmehr is an Iranian-Canadian poet and a scholar of arts-based qualitative research focused on poetic inquiry. Her first book of poetry in English, Shirin and Salt Man, was nominated for the 2009 BC Book Prize and her collection of poetry in Farsi, Two Nilofars: Before and After Migration, has received worldwide recognition among the expatriate Iranian community. She is a cultural and educational activist and part of the Iranian women’s movement.