The Feather Room

The Feather Room

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by Anis Mojgani
     
 

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Science, birds, Billy the Kid, and lots of feathers surround The Feather Room, Anis Mojgani's follow up to his Pushcart-nominated work, Over the Anvil We Stretch. In The Feather Room, Mojgani further explores storytelling in poetic form while traveling farther down the path of magic realism, endowing his tales with a greater sense of fantasy and brightness. The work

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Science, birds, Billy the Kid, and lots of feathers surround The Feather Room, Anis Mojgani's follow up to his Pushcart-nominated work, Over the Anvil We Stretch. In The Feather Room, Mojgani further explores storytelling in poetic form while traveling farther down the path of magic realism, endowing his tales with a greater sense of fantasy and brightness. The work recounts loss and heartbreak while discovering lightness and beauty on the other side. Throughout the book, Mojgani opens tree trunks to reveal chandeliers. He leads us through the rooms inside himself, using poems to part curtains and paint walls. He is lifting windows to let the fantasy indoors. Anis Mojgani, Andrea Gibson, you and other young poets of their talent are the future of American poetry and frankly, that fills me with joy! --Thomas Lux, Guggenheim Fellow & recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book Split Horizons Mojgani is not your typical national poetry slam champion...The playfulness, startling originality, and lyric optimism are all gravy. He's simply the best there is right now. -Taylor Mali, "The Last Time As We Are" Anis shook the dust off me and everyone else in the audience with the beauty of his words. -Saul Williams, "Said the Shotgun to the Head"

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"Anis Mojgani, Andrea Gibson, you and other young poets of their talent are the future of American poetry and frankly, that fills me with joy!" -- Thomas Lux, Guggenheim Fellow & recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book Split Horizons

"Mojgani is not your typical national poetry slam champion...The playfulness, startling originality, and lyric optimism are all gravy. He's simply the best there is right now." -- Taylor Mali, "The Last Time As We Are"

"Anis shook the dust off me and everyone else in the audience with the beauty of his words." -- Saul Williams, "Said the Shotgun to the Head”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935904755
Publisher:
Write Bloody Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Anis Mojgani is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam. A Pushcart Prize Nominee and former resident of the Oregon Literary Arts Writer's-In-The-Schools program, Anis has performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, in the pages of RATTLE magazine, and alongside Laureates Ted Kooser and Billy Collins in Spoken Word Revolution Redux. Originally from New Orleans, Anis currently lives in a white pointy house in Portland OR, where he sometimes has a beard and sometimes does not

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The Feather Room 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book... Wow. It's truly so beautiful. It opens the mind so easily and will truly suck in all readers. It truly is so beautiful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read, reread, and reread over and over. Anis' words will pull you into a whole new world that pushes you to feel. Everytime I read the last selection, I feel like a fuller person
Anonymous More than 1 year ago