The Displaced Children Of Displaced Children

The Displaced Children Of Displaced Children

by Faisal Mohyuddin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912477067
Publisher: Eyewear Publishing
Publication date: 04/02/2018
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 723,785
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Faisal Mohyuddin, a child of immigrants from Pakistan, is the author of the chapbook The Riddle of Longing (Backbone Press, 2017). He is the recipient of the 2014 Edward Stanley Award from Prairie Schooner and a 2017 Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. A graduate of Carleton College, Northwestern University, and Columbia College Chicago, he is also an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's Teachers for Global Classrooms program. He teaches English at Highland Park High School in Illinois, serves as an educator adviser to the global not- for-profit Narrative 4, and lives with his wife and son in Chicago. THE DISPLACED CHILDREN OF DISPLACED CHILDREN is his debut full-length collection.

Table of Contents

The Opening 10

I

Ghazal for the Diaspora 14

Of the Punjab 15

Partition, and Then 17

Pakistan, Fatherless 18

Song 19

The Gift 20

My Mother's Darkness 22

Faisalabad 25

Bhagat Singh 31

Prayer 33

Ayodhya 34

II

The Faces of the Holy 42

Denaturalization: An Elegy for Mr Vaishno Das Bagai, an American 43

In Defense of Monsters 58

Advice to Religious Fanatics 61

III

Whenever He Teaches Hamlet 64

Being in Touch 67

The Salvation of Aurella Aurita 69

Log Dog: Very Afraid, Do Not Chase 70

Remembering Stella and Lily, Who Died on the Same Day 71

On the Morning of November 9, 2016, I Had an Entire Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast 72

Afterwards 73

The Forgotten Banana 74

Lost Earring 75

What Awaits is Made More Luminous by the Blooming Light of Youth 76

Ella Fitzgerald, Entering Chicago by Train, Remembers Her Mother's Voice 77

Poems of Arab Andalusia 80

IV

Migration Narrative 88

Autobiography 89

What the Wind Said to Me When I Awoke from another Nightmare in Which My Father Had Died, Alone 91

To be a Fisherman, or a Father, You Must 96

Zinnias. How. Foreverness 97

To a Son About to Give his Father a Kidney 98

The Breath Inside the Breath 103

The Wooden Balconies of Old Lahore 104

Archaeology 106

Blood Harmonies 108

The Tomorrows 109

The Riddle of Longing 110

Ghazal for the Lost 112

About the Author 114

A Closing: Song of Myself as a Tomorrow 116

Notes 120

Acknowledgments 123

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