From the poetry collection Rain and Embers
George Abraham‘s Birthright offers a stirring glimpse of the traumas carried in our blood that generate ripples across space and time. In turns wondrously eloquent and refreshingly acerbic, Birthright swiftly challenges the narrative often spun by the media.
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Noor Hindi‘s Diary of a Filthy Woman provides a small taste of the everyday obstacles experienced by immigrants and women of color navigating a world they feel excluded from. Having no adequate representation of their identities now, they must “carve [their] own scripture” to live a life abiding by their own terms.
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In Cara Dees‘ Exorcism Lessons in the Heartland, language and memory hover unflinchingly above the margins between the knowable and unknowable. Set amidst a backdrop of Midwestern farmlands, Dees parses the visceral details surrounding the loss of both parents, recollections and dreamscapes achingly entwining on the page. #poetry
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Devotions stands as a quiet meditation on the blameless act of being in a world that is preoccupied with doing. Through the darkest happenings of today‘s world, Mary Oliver‘s poetry continues to shine brightly and reminds us what it means to be present, appreciative, and most importantly, ourselves. #poetry full review below!
Deaf Republic delivers a captivating and timeless yet urgently necessary message on the power small rebellions have in a country that oftentimes chooses willful (and prideful) ignorance over ethical self-reflection. Through Kaminsky‘s haunting verse, silence reveals itself to be tripartite: the silence of the devoted, the silence of the departed, and the silence of the defiant whose actions speak louder than words. Review: ali-nuri.com #poetry
In Her Feminine Sign is a must-read masterwork that defies the twin cruelties of oppression and apathy, unraveling the layers of chaos to find the remnants of unwavering hope. This collection poses a measured, tactful protest against the injustices of the world, reminding us that, turbulent as it may be, humankind has not yet lost its humanity. The birds may, still, find their way home again.
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Ali Nuri was born in Diwaniya yet spent his childhood in a refugee camp. He is an Iraqi American poet and the author of the poetry collection Rain and Embers (2019). He holds a B.A. in urban planning from Edinboro University. His work has been featured in several articles and reviews, including Tweetspeak Poetry, Scriptable, the Erie Reader, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.