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The book showcases what audiences have come to expect from Anis-uplifting words, playful surrealism, and the journey ...
The book showcases what audiences have come to expect from Anis-uplifting words, playful surrealism, and the journey through imagination. Songs From Under the River allows fans and new readers alike the chance to follow the trajectory of Anis' development, themes, and style of work over his 15 year career.
Posted January 4, 2014
I've seen Anis Mojgani perform his poetry, some of which is included in this collection, and his mesmerizing performance is what made me buy this book. I don't know how to come at this review without that particular bias... it's possible that those who haven't heard him will not find it as amazing.
But Mojgani is my favorite spoken word poet, and I love this collection. It's a mix of things I already knew (and you can find them on youtube), and poems that are new to me, and it's all powerful. The strength of his voice, which is confident and comforting and challenging, all while he manages to be humble in a profound way, is what keeps me coming back to reread these.