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a friend I wish I could *Give This One Six Stars *this one six stars amazing writing I always feel friend I wish I could give this one six stars Such amazing writing I always feel by poetry or any writing actually this amazing It hardly seems possible that anyone could create such beauty Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous images and descriptions I felt drunk on the writing without any hangover filled with images and phrases overflowing with intense feelings and heightened awareness and appreciation for lifeFaizullah writes of village life of foods and family She writes movingly of her little sister s death of her brother She also writes about war and violence Such a range of topics all dealt with deftly and
POWERFULLYOBVIOUSLY I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK I strongly recommend this book poetry readers Faizullah does what so few poets do and achieve a universality with her lines I joined the Rumpus poetry book club to try and get a feel for at least that poetic environment and so far this has been far and away the best of the bunch The newest collection of poetry from Tarfia Faizullah follows. Registers of Illuminated Villages is Tarfia Faizullah’s highly anticipated second collection following her award winning debut Seam Faizullah’s new work extends and transforms her powerful accounts of violence war and loss into poems of many forms and voices elegies outcries self portraits and larger scale co. Up her 2014 Seam a poetry
COLLECTION THAT EXAMINES THE BRUTALITY EXPERIENCED that examines the brutality experienced the Bengal I worry that my friendswill misunderstand my silence as a lack of love or interest insteadof a tent city built for my own mindfrom Poem Full of Worry Ending with My Birth I saw Tarfia Faizullah read poems at AWP this year and my favorite from that day is also my favorite from this collection Self Portrait as Mango here at 4007 must watchI also really liked Before the Accident and After here at 4407and What This Elegy Wants 3 14 stars 4 starsFierce Favorite selections include TO THE LITTLEST BROTHER GREAT MATERIAL THE ERROR OF ECHO BECAUSE THERE 45 stars A phenomenally profound poetry collection in which each poem is cleverly crafted with bold fresh and powerful imageries The only reason I didn t give it five stars was because of a proofreading error that recurred throughout the use of everyday in contexts in which every day would have been appropriate Having said that this would still be. Nfrontations with discrimination family and memory One poem steps down the page like a Slinky; another poem responds to makeup homework completed in the summer a childhood accident; other punctuate the collection with dark meditations on dissociation discipline defiance and destiny; and the near title po. The best collection of poems I read this year so My first book from MyTBRco I want poetry so I got That being said I am inexpert in this first book from MyTBRco I want poetry so I got That being said I am inexpert in this so take my review with that grain of saltMy only complaint is that it doesn t feel accessible enough to me I like the language imagery but something about almost every poem felt beyond my grasp I surmise that Faizullah is writing about deeply personal moments And I haven t learned to unlock her language yetThat being said this volume is a eeper I ll revisit it as I read poetry and see if I can connect to it better at a later date
Faizullah s Registers of Illuminated Villages masterfully contrasts Michigan and Ira s Registers of Illuminated Villages masterfully contrasts Michigan and Ira and Turkey Faizullah seems at home with both personal and universal profundity lyrically and vulnerability Her willingness to dwell in trauma and historical atrocity pair them together in an experience humanizes her subjects Definitely a cross cultural experience her title poem focuses the destruction 397 Kurdish villag. Em “Register of Eliminated Villages” suggests illuminated texts one a ur’an in which the speaker’s name might be found and the other a register of 397 villages destroyed in northern Ira Faizullah is an essential new poet whose work only grows urgent beautiful and even in its unsparing brutality full of lo.
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