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  • ISBN: 9781644450796
  • ISBN: 1644450798
  • Physical Description: print
    86 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2022]

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Summary, etc.: In Customs, Solmaz Sharif examines what it means to exist in the nowhere of the arrivals terminal, a continual series of checkpoints, officers, searches, and questionings that become a relentless experience of America. With resignation and austerity, these poems trace a pointed indoctrination to the customs of the nation-state and the English language, and the realities they impose upon the imagination, the paces they put us through. While Sharif critiques the culture of performed social skills and poetry itself-its foreclosures, affects, successes-she begins to write her way out to the other side of acceptability and toward freedom.
Subject: American poetry 21st century
Genre: Poetry.
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