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Calling a wolf a wolf, Kaveh Akbar

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Calling a wolf a wolf
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Calling a wolf a wolf
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Kaveh Akbar
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eng
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""The struggle from late youth on, with and without God, agony, narcotics and love is a torment rarely recorded with such sustained eloquence and passion as you will find in this collection." -Fanny Howe. This highly-anticipated debut boldly confronts addiction and courses the strenuous path of recovery, beginning in the wilds of the mind. Poems confront craving, control, the constant battle of alcoholism and sobriety, and the questioning of the self and its instincts within the context of this never-ending fight. From "Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before": Sometimes you just have to leave whatever's real to you, you have to clomp through fields and kick the caps off all the toadstools. Sometimes you have to march all the way to Galilee or the literal foot of God himself before you realize you've already passed the place where you were supposed to die. I can no longer remember the being afraid, only that it came to an end. Kaveh Akbar is the founding editor of Divedapper. His poems appear recently or soon in The New Yorker, Poetry, APR, Tin House, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. He is the author of the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic (Sibling Rivalry). The recipient of a 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Akbar was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives and teaches in Florida"--
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Calling a wolf a wolf, Kaveh Akbar
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Contents
  • Stop me if you've heard this one before
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with withdrawal
  • Some boys aren't born they bubble
  • Heritage
  • Milk
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with doubt and kingfisher
  • Desunt nonnulla
  • Learning to pray
  • Portrait of the alcoholic three weeks sober
  • Supplication with rabbit skull and bouquet
  • I. Terminal
  • Exciting the canvas
  • A boy steps into the water
  • Wake me up when it's my birthday
  • II. Hunger
  • What seems like joy
  • Best shadows
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with moths and river
  • Rimrock
  • Prayer
  • Besides, little goat, you can't just go asking for mercy
  • Wild pear tree
  • Thirstiness is not equal division
  • Long pig
  • Being in this world makes me feel like a time traveler
  • Against dying
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with relapse fantasy
  • Orchids are sprouting from the floorboards
  • New world
  • Against Hell
  • Palmyra
  • Unburnable the cold is flooding our lives
  • Do you speak Persian?
  • Portrait of the alcoholic frozen in block of ice
  • Neither now nor never
  • Everything that moves is alive and a threat--a reminder
  • What use is knowing anything if no one is around
  • No is a complete sentence
  • III. Irons
  • Portrait of the alcoholic floating in space with severed umbilicus
  • An apology
  • Straw is too long, the ax is too dull
  • My kingdom for a murmur of fanfare
  • Yeki bood yeki nabood
  • Every drunk wants to die sober it's how we beat the game
  • Tassiopeia
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with craving
  • Fugu
  • River of milk
  • God
  • Despite their size children are easy to remember they watch you
  • Ways to harm a thing
  • Personal inventory: fearless (temporis fila)
  • So often the body becomes a distraction
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with home invader and housefly
  • I won't lie this plague of gratitude
  • Portrait of the alcoholic stranded alone on a desert island
  • Recovery
  • Drinkaware self-report
  • Calling a wolf a wolf (inpatient)
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sky2ocm88695290
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
89 pages;
Isbn
9781938584671
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(paperback)
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2017015979
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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Calling a wolf a wolf, Kaveh Akbar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Stop me if you've heard this one before
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with withdrawal
  • Some boys aren't born they bubble
  • Heritage
  • Milk
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with doubt and kingfisher
  • Desunt nonnulla
  • Learning to pray
  • Portrait of the alcoholic three weeks sober
  • Supplication with rabbit skull and bouquet
  • I. Terminal
  • Exciting the canvas
  • A boy steps into the water
  • Wake me up when it's my birthday
  • II. Hunger
  • What seems like joy
  • Best shadows
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with moths and river
  • Rimrock
  • Prayer
  • Besides, little goat, you can't just go asking for mercy
  • Wild pear tree
  • Thirstiness is not equal division
  • Long pig
  • Being in this world makes me feel like a time traveler
  • Against dying
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with relapse fantasy
  • Orchids are sprouting from the floorboards
  • New world
  • Against Hell
  • Palmyra
  • Unburnable the cold is flooding our lives
  • Do you speak Persian?
  • Portrait of the alcoholic frozen in block of ice
  • Neither now nor never
  • Everything that moves is alive and a threat--a reminder
  • What use is knowing anything if no one is around
  • No is a complete sentence
  • III. Irons
  • Portrait of the alcoholic floating in space with severed umbilicus
  • An apology
  • Straw is too long, the ax is too dull
  • My kingdom for a murmur of fanfare
  • Yeki bood yeki nabood
  • Every drunk wants to die sober it's how we beat the game
  • Tassiopeia
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with craving
  • Fugu
  • River of milk
  • God
  • Despite their size children are easy to remember they watch you
  • Ways to harm a thing
  • Personal inventory: fearless (temporis fila)
  • So often the body becomes a distraction
  • Portrait of the alcoholic with home invader and housefly
  • I won't lie this plague of gratitude
  • Portrait of the alcoholic stranded alone on a desert island
  • Recovery
  • Drinkaware self-report
  • Calling a wolf a wolf (inpatient)
Control code
sky2ocm88695290
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
89 pages;
Isbn
9781938584671
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017015979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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