Buy online "Shukair tenderly and brilliantly explores the city’s deep soul, through gorgeous lyrical portraits of its inhabitants.
Poets will love this book, elegantly translated by Nicole Fares. Alison Pelegrin MFA Poetry Alum (2000) "This collection vibrates with candor and concern—forging a kinetic blaze into an emotional and physical terrain newly devastated by hurricane.
No matter who inhabits these poems, and a large cast moves through themthey inhabit a space where one world is always encroaching on the next.
A boy contemplates holding up a store with his father's gun, a student and teacher debate the ending of a Raymond Carver story, a father sees in his adopted daughter "a story built to parallel mine." Through their wide range of subject matter, the poems in is a horror story turned inside out.
It is a dark, beautifully rendered, and gripping novel about coping, about coming-of-age, and about forgiveness.
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