Over the Anvil We Stretch

Over the Anvil We Stretch

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: SCB Distributors

Published: 2010-08-13

Total Pages: 200

ISBN-13: 1935904884

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Over The Anvil We Stretch contains swampy, powerful poems that are as exciting as the pocket knife you got for your birthday, the three legged frog on the lawn and the jar of marbles your mother kept in the kitchen. Mojgani's poems are the sound of the river and the stars burning above. He manages to capture the axe in the stump with blood still on the handle. Anis Mojgani has drawn a map of the country in the shape of his wild surreal poems. These are memories of a life, captured through the blue green filter of the bayou. Mojgani's latest poems are tinged with the sound of crickets spying on us in the darkness. They move forward honestly, brutally and sweetly. The reader will be led into briar patches as well as the moonlight just on the other side. Anvil is a book of poetic truth, packed with humor and insight. It is a juggling act of the epic and the intimate. I read it and it echoes. Shut up so I can hear more. -David Gordon Green, filmmaker, All the Real Girls and The Pineapple Express Anis Mojgani, Andrea Gibson, 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 He’s probably the best poetry slammer alive. The intellect, optimism and humility with which he speaks feel like proof of the relevance of “spoken word” as a genre. He processes the world in slices of beauty, frustration and sympathy... -Willamette Week Newspaper


The Feather Room

The Feather Room

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: SCB Distributors

Published: 2010-08-13

Total Pages: 200

ISBN-13: 1935904752

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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”


In the Pockets of Small Gods

In the Pockets of Small Gods

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: SCB Distributors

Published: 2018-05-07

Total Pages: 148

ISBN-13: 1938912918

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A beautiful exploration of grief by one of the top selling poets in America. Anis Mojgani's In the Pockets of Small Gods explores what we do with grief, long after the initial sadness has faded from our daily lives: how we learn to carry it without holding it, how our joy and our pain touch, and at times need one another. His latest collection of poetry touches on many kinds of sorrow, from the suicide of a best friend to a broken marriage to the current political climate. Mojgani swings between the surreal imagery and direct vulnerability he is known for, all while giving the poems a direct frankness, softening whatever the weight may be. A book of leaves and petals as opposed to a book of stones, In the Pockets of Small Gods encapsulates the human experience in a way that is both deeply personal and astoundingly universal.


Songs From Under the River

Songs From Under the River

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: SCB Distributors

Published: 2014-08-22

Total Pages: 200

ISBN-13: 193891225X

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World renowned performer and top-selling author and two-time National Slam Poetry Champion, Anis Mojgani has combed through out-of-print editions to put together Songs From Under the River, a best-of collection for his third Write Bloody release. Popular poems (Some with over 200,000 "Likes" on YouTube) such as "Direct Orders", "Shake the Dust", "Here Am I" and more, are collected here alongside lost poems, favorite poems and new unpublished works. 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.


Junkyard Ghost Revival

Junkyard Ghost Revival

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: Write Bloody Publishing

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 166

ISBN-13: 0981521363

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Junkyard Ghost Revival is an award winning poetry collection of 7 modern touring authors: Derrick Brown, Anis Mojgani, Buddy Wakefield, Robbie Q, Sonya Renee, Andrea Gibson and Cristin O'keefe Aptowicz


The Pocketknife Bible

The Pocketknife Bible

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: SCB Distributors

Published: 2015-11-01

Total Pages: 196

ISBN-13: 1949342190

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Pushcart Prize Nominee, two-time National Poetry Slam Individual Champion, and winner of the World Cup Poetry Slam, Anis Mojgani captivates with The Pocketknife Bible, which builds the bridge between a grown-up book for children and a children's picture book for adults, seeking to answer these questions through the author's poems and pictures: What if your future life came to you as a child in dreams? What if you wrote down those dreams in words and pictures, in the language we spoke as children but forgot once grown? What if as an adult you unearthed this book of dreams and prophecy from your past and translated them out of that long lost tongue into poems that those now grown could understand?


A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Published: 2009-11-23

Total Pages: 546

ISBN-13: 0316090522

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These widely acclaimed essays from the author of Infinite Jest -- on television, tennis, cruise ships, and more -- established David Foster Wallace as one of the preeminent essayists of his generation. In this exuberantly praised book -- a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner -- David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.


Anvil of Stars

Anvil of Stars

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2012-07-02

Total Pages: 334

ISBN-13: 0575123354

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A Ship of the Law travels the infinite enormity of space, carrying 82 young people: fighters, strategists, scientists; the Children. They work with sophisticated non-human technologies that need new thinking to comprehend them. They are cut off forever from the people they left behind. Denied information, they live within a complex system that is both obedient and beyond their control. They are frightened. And they are making war against entities whose technologies are so advanced, so vast, as to dwarf them. Against something whose psychology is ultimately, unknowably alien.


Ceremony for the Choking Ghost

Ceremony for the Choking Ghost

Author: Karen Finneyfrock

Publisher: SCB Distributors

Published: 2010-08-13

Total Pages: 200

ISBN-13: 1935904809

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After losing her sister to heart failure, Karen Finneyfrock was unable to write poems for three years. Her voice came back, whispering at first, then screaming. Ceremony for the Choking Ghost contains the sound of that voice returning, bringing poems about grief and its effect on the body, the body politic, memory and, of course, poems about love. From the intensely personal, “How My Family Grieved,” to the political, “What Lot’s Wife Would Have Said (If She Wasn’t a Pillar of Salt),” Finneyfrock engages the reader with the chiseled images of a precise storyteller. Finneyfrock writes poetry with muscular verve and narrative push. The depth and breadth suggested in just a few polished images placed next to each other will make you reconsider what poetry can do. -Paul Constant, editor The Stranger If you've never enjoyed poetry once in your whole life-if even the word "poetry" makes you want to fall asleep, or die-you should read Karen Finneyfrock's new book of poetry, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost. -Paul Constant, editor The Stranger ...Finneyfrock's poems, then, are Shields's perfect novels: a shelf full of long, elaborate, heartfelt books that have been whittled down to their bare, sharp skeletons. -Paul Constant, editor “The Stranger”


Black Matters

Black Matters

Author: Afua Cooper

Publisher: Fernwood Publishing

Published: 2020-11-26T00:00:00Z

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 1773632566

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Halifax’s former Poet Laureate Afua Cooper and photographer Wilfried Raussert collaborate in this book of poems and photographs focused on everyday Black experiences. The result is a jambalaya — a dialogue between image and text. Cooper translates Raussert’s photos into poetry, painting a profound image of what disembodied historical facts might look like when they are embodied in contemporary characters. This visual and textual conversation honours the multiple layers of Blackness in the African diaspora around North America and Europe. The result is a work that amplifies black beauty and offers audible resistance.