Beside the Muezzin's Call & Beyond the Harem's Veil

Beside the Muezzin's Call & Beyond the Harem's Veil

by Saba Syed Razvi

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635340600
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 02/03/2017
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

Saba Syed Razvi is the author of In the Crocodile Gardens (Agape Editions, 2016), Limerence and Lux (Chax Press, 2016), Of the Divining and the Dead (Finishing Line Press, 2012), and the forthcoming collection heliophobia.

Her poems have appeared in journals such as The Offending Adam, Diner, TheTHE Poetry Blog's Infoxicated Corner, The Homestead Review, NonBinary Review, 10x3 plus, 13th Warrior Review, The Arbor Vitae Review, and Arsenic Lobster, among others, as well as in anthologies such as Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War Faith and Sexuality, The Loudest Voice Anthology, The Liddell Book of Poetry, Political Punch: Contemporary Poems on the Politics of Identity, The Rhysling Award Nominee Anthology, The 2015 Independent Best American Poetry anthology, and others. Her poems have been nominated for the Best of the Net Award, the Rhysling Award, and have won a 2015 Independent Best American Poetry Award.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Houston in Victoria, TX, where in addition to teaching, she is working on scholarly research on interfaces between science and contemporary poetry, on Sufi poetry in translation, and on writing new poems and fiction.

Table of Contents

Eve, Eve, and Adam...Nowhere 1
Girl Friend: Saheli 2
Abida 3
Leonid Shower Above 360 Overlook 4
Chaand Raat: Eid ul Fitr 5
The Truth Inside Postcards 6
Nightmare of Ritual and Release 7
Of Birds, Of Prey 9
Tutankhamon's Nurse 11
The Consequences of the Bedtime Story 12
Double Edge of Scimitar 13
Before the Wedding Party 14
Habibi: Beloved 15
Lupercalia 16
Keyrkadeh 17
Cairo Palace Café-Houston, TX 18
American Flag as Pardah 19
Holy Land 20
Port Lavaca, TX 21
Chrysopoeia & Isagoge:
1. The Clockwork's Uncertainty Is the Shadow of the
Unlettered Land 22
2. Palimpsest of an Entry for the Book of Ingenious
Devices 24
3. Palimpsest of Technical Drawings from the Book of
Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices: Peacock-
Flame, Monk-Child, Song of Fountain and Light 25
4. To read by life's light is knowing, but to read the ruins by the smoke of watchful fires requires neither nation nor faith 26
5. Chrysopoeia: The Transmutation of Any Element into
Gold Is the Gilding on the Screen 27
The Devil of the Waning of the Ways Knows a Thing About
Promises 28
What the Shadow Said Before the Simurgh 29
Dervish of the Restless Heart:
1. Anthem for Those Ancestors 30
2. Dream with Pomegranate and Horizon of Pain 32
3. Lovesick Wanderer, O Dervish of the Restless Heart 33
4. Chalked Circles and Circumferences of Breath 34
Beside the Muezzin's Call and the Harem's Veil: the Ordinary
Adam, this Eve 36

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