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Ommend this book to poetry readers Faizullah does what so few poets do and achieve a universality with her Hello Bravo ! - Activity Book lines I joined the Rumpus poetry book club to try and get a feel for ateast that poetic environment and so far this has been far and away the best of the bunch The newest collection of poetry from Tarfia Faizullah follows up her 2014 Seam a poetry collection that examines the brutality experienced by the Bengali people from the Pakistani army during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 Registers of Illuminated Villages maintains Faizullah s ability to connect past to the present the grief and pain experienced by her people and her experiences embodying this trauma growing up in Midland Texas but also of survival
COURAGE AND CELEBRATION THE TITLE POEMand celebration The title poem this collection references a 2002 Frontline story highlighting The Register of Elinimated Villages which recorded the destruction of 397 Kurdish villages in Northern Ira reducing this tragedy to a reported number Faizullah writes the scholar on tonight s Frontline only counted each town destroyed three hundred ninety seven of them Who counts counts dolls hand stitched face down in the dirt Count to four Five Six Count cadaver stone belongings pots These poems are complex and compact with a clear mastery of syntax and demand the reader s careful consideration of their background. Em “Register of Eliminated Villages” suggests illuminated texts one a ur’an in which the speaker’s name might be Found And The Other and the other register of 397 villages destroyed in northern Ira Faizullah is an essential new poet whose work only grows urgent beautiful and even in its unsparing brutality full of o. ,
I worry that my friendswill misunderstand my silence as a Still Side by Side lack ofove or interest insteadof a tent city built for my own mindfrom Poem Full of Worry Ending with My Birth I saw Tarfia Faizullah read poems at AWP this year and my favorite from that day is also my favorite from this collection Self Portrait as Man 3 14 stars from this collection Self Portrait as Man 3 14 stars starsFierce Favorite selections include TO THE LITTLEST BROTHER GREAT MATERIAL THE ERROR OF ECHO BECAUSE THERE S STILL A SKY JUNEBUG Recommended 45 stars A phenomenally profound poetry collection in which each poem is cleverly crafted with bold fresh and powerful imageries The only reason I didn t give it five stars was because of a proofreading error that recurred throughout the use of everyday in contexts in which every day would have been appropriate Having said that this would still be the best collection of poems I read this year so far My first book from MyTBRco I want poetry so I got That being said I am inexpert in this genre so take my review with that grain of saltMy only complaint is that it doesn t feel accessible enough to me I Oriori No Uta like theanguage imagery but something about almost every poem felt beyond my grasp I surmise that Faizullah is writing about deeply personal moments And I haven t Four Word Film Reviews learned to unlock heranguage yetThat being said this volume is a keeper I l revisit it as I read poetry an. 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 accounts of violence and oss into poems of many forms and voices elegies outcries self portraits and arger scale co. ,
D see if I can connect to it better at a ater date Faizullah s Registers of Illuminated Villages masterfully contrasts Michigan and Ira Texas and Turkey Faizullah seems at home with both personal and universal profundity yrically and vulnerability Her willingness to dwell in trauma and historical atrocity pair them together in an experience humanizes her subjects together in an experience humanizes her subjects dwell in trauma and historical atrocity pair them together in an experience humanizes her subjects Definitely cross cultural experience her title poem focuses the destruction 397 Kurdish villages in Northern Ira and then she is willing to weave in imaginary of the natural world as contrast and grounding Faizullah s focus on injustice doesn t end in anger but it in grief and overcoming A surprisingly moving collection As I said to a friend I wish I could give this one six stars Such amazing writing I always feel awed by poetry or any "WRITING ACTUALLY THIS AMAZING IT HARDLY SEEMS POSSIBLE THAT " actually this amazing It hardly seems possible that could create such beauty Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous images and descriptions I felt drunk on the writing without any hangover filled with images and phrases overflowing with intense feelings and heightened awareness and appreciation for ifeFaizullah writes of village Debbie Browns Dream Wedding Cakes life of foods and family She writes movingly of herittle sister s death of her brother She also writes about war and violence Such a range of topics all dealt with deftly and powerfullyObviously I strongly rec. Nfrontations with discrimination family and memory One poem steps down the page ike 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 po.