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Heft By Doyali Islam

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Female sexual experience What might a daughter salvage within a fraught relationship with a cancer stricken father Uncannily at ease with both high lyricism and formal innovation and invention these poems are unafraid to lift up and investigate burdens and ruptures of all kinds psychic social cultural physical and politicalProviding continuity over the poet's visually arresting forms including Islam's self termed split sonnets double sonnets and parallel poems is allied remembrance.


Of the resilience of the Palestinian people Yet the work doesn't always stray far from home with a uintet of astro poems that weave together myth and memoryHere is a poet small in stature unwilling to abandon to silence small histories small life forms and the small courages and beauties of the ordinary hour In these rigorous intimate and luminous poems the spirit of the everyday and the spirit of witness bind fiercely to one another heft is a ledger of tenderness survival and ris.

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From award winning Toronto based poet Doyali Islam comes a second collection of poems that investigates rupture and resilienceGRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE FINALISTPAT LOWTHER MEMORIAL AWARD FINALISTTRILLIUM BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY FINALISTHow does one inhabit a world in which the moon the drone hang in the same sky How can one be at home in one's own body in the presence of suspected autoimmune illness chronicrecurrent pain and a society that bears down with a particular construct of normal.

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