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Customs: Poems

Customs: Poems

Paperback

General Poetry

Publisher Price: $16.00

ISBN10: 1644450798
ISBN13: 9781644450796
Publisher: Gray Wolf Pr
Published: Mar 1 2022
Pages: 72
Weight: 0.30
Height: 0.40 Width: 5.50 Depth: 8.20
Language: English

In Customs, Solmaz Sharif examines what it means to exist in the nowhere of the arrivals terminal, a continual series of checkpoints, officers, searches, and questionings that become a relentless experience of America. With resignation and austerity, these poems trace a pointed indoctrination to the customs of the nation-state and the English language, and the realities they impose upon the imagination, the paces they put us through. While Sharif critiques the culture of performed social skills and poetry itself--its foreclosures, affects, successes--she begins to write her way out to the other side of acceptability and toward freedom.

Customs is a brilliant, excoriating new collection by a poet whose unfolding works are among the groundbreaking literature of our time.

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