Graywolf Press Winter 2018 Books by Raincoast Books

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g rayw ol fpre ss m ar c h 2018 pa perbackoriginal registers of illuminated villages poems tarfia faizullah “tarfia faizullah is a poet of brave and unflinching vision.” —natasha trethewey poet ry american graywolf press 3/6/2018 9781555978006 $16.00 $22.99 can trade paperback 96 pages 9 in h 6.5 in w subrights brit trans audio dram graywolf press 1st ser author c/o graywolf press somebody is always singing songs were not allowed mother said dance and the bells will sing with you i slithered glass beneath my feet i locked the door i did not die i shaved my head until the horns i knew were there were visible until the doorknob went silent —from “100 bells” 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 confrontations with discrimination family and memory one poem steps down the page like a slinky another poem responds to makeup homework completed in the summer of a childhood accident other poems punctuate the collection with dark meditations on dissociation discipline defiance and destiny and the near-title poem “register of eliminated villages,” suggests illuminated texts one a qur’an in which the speaker’s name might be found and the other a register of 397 villages destroyed in northern iraq faizullah is an essential new poet whose work only grows more urgent beautiful and—even in its unsparing brutality—full of love praise praise for seam “how thin the seam between this fierce book and all the poet’s countrypeople who haven’t lived to read it faizullah has made a courageous and shaming book.” —jean valentine “seam feels unusually honest and exceptionally rich.” —slate tarfia faizullah is the author of seam winner of a vida award and a great lakes colleges association new writers award she teaches at the university of michigan and lives in detroit 7