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Kaveh Akbar's exquisite, highly anticipated follow-up to Calling a Wolf a Wolf... With formal virtuosity and ruthless precision, Kaveh Akbar's second collection takes its readers on a spiritual journey of disavowal, fiercely attendant to the presence of divinity where artifacts of self and belonging have been shed. How does one recover from addiction without destroying the self-as-addict? And if living justly in a nation that would see them erased is, too, a kind of self-destruction, what does one do with the body's question, "what now shall I repair? " Here, Akbar responds with prayer as an act of devotion to dissonance-the infinite void of a loved one's absence, the indulgence of austerity, making a life as a Muslim in an Islamophobic nation-teasing the sacred out of silence and stillness.... Richly crafted and generous, Pilgrim Bell's linguistic rigor is tuned to the register of this moment and any moment. As the swinging soul crashes into its limits, against the atrocities of the American empire, and through a profoundly human capacity for cruelty and grace, these brilliant poems dare to exist in the empty space where song lives-resonant, revelatory, and holy.
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Hood River County Library 811 AKB 2021 (Text) 33892100750745 Adult New Books Book None 08/30/2021 On holds shelf -

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  • ISBN: 9781644450598
  • ISBN: 1644450593
  • Physical Description: 76 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2021]

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Pilgrim Bell -- Vines -- The Miracle -- Ghazal for the Men I Once Was -- Reza's Restaurant, Chicago, 1997 -- There Are 7,000 Living Languages -- The Value of Fear -- Mothers I Once Was -- Pilgrim Bell -- I Wouldn't Even Know What to Do with a Third Chance -- Pilgrim Bell -- My Empire -- In the Language of Mammon -- My Father's Accent -- There Is No Such Thing as an Accident of the Spirit -- Forfeiting My Mystique -- Cotton Candy -- Against the Parts of Me That Think They Know Anything -- Pilgrim Bell -- Seven Years Sober -- Pilgrim Bell -- An Oversight -- Ultrasound -- Palace Mosque, Frozen -- How Prayer Works -- How to Say the Impossible Thing -- Shadian Incident -- Despite My Efforts Even My Prayers Have Turned into Threats -- Escape to the Palace -- Ghazal for a National Emergency -- Reading Farrokhzad in a Pandemic -- Famous Americans and Why They Were Wrong -- Pilgrim Bell -- Against Memory -- The Palace.
Summary, etc.:
Kaveh Akbar's exquisite, highly anticipated follow-up to Calling a Wolf a Wolf... With formal virtuosity and ruthless precision, Kaveh Akbar's second collection takes its readers on a spiritual journey of disavowal, fiercely attendant to the presence of divinity where artifacts of self and belonging have been shed. How does one recover from addiction without destroying the self-as-addict? And if living justly in a nation that would see them erased is, too, a kind of self-destruction, what does one do with the body's question, "what now shall I repair? " Here, Akbar responds with prayer as an act of devotion to dissonance-the infinite void of a loved one's absence, the indulgence of austerity, making a life as a Muslim in an Islamophobic nation-teasing the sacred out of silence and stillness.... Richly crafted and generous, Pilgrim Bell's linguistic rigor is tuned to the register of this moment and any moment. As the swinging soul crashes into its limits, against the atrocities of the American empire, and through a profoundly human capacity for cruelty and grace, these brilliant poems dare to exist in the empty space where song lives-resonant, revelatory, and holy.
Subject: American poetry > Muslim authors.
American poetry > Iranian American authors.
Genre: Religious poetry.
Poetry.
Poetry.
Religious poetry.
Religious poetry.
Poetry.

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