Paperback Pilgrim bell : poems / Kaveh Akbar.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784743536 (pbk.) :
Originally published: Minneapolis: Greywolf Press, 2021.
How does one recover from addiction without destroying the self-as-addict? And if living justly in a nation that would see them erased is, too, a kind of self-destruction, what does one do with the body's question, "what now shall I repair?" Here, Akbar responds with prayer as an act of devotion to dissonance - the infinite void of a loved one's absence, the indulgence of austerity, making a life as a Muslim in an Islamophobic nation - teasing the sacred out of silence and stillness. Richly crafted and generous, 'Pilgrim Bell' is dares to exist in the empty space where song lives - resonant, revelatory, and holy.
74 pages ; 23 cm