In the Pockets of Small Gods

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Write Bloody Publishing
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5.9 X 8.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Anis Mojgani is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDx Speaker. He has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, AIR Serenbe, and the Oregon Literary Arts Writers-In-The-Schools program. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of such journals as Rattle, Forklift Ohio, Paper Darts, and Thrush.Anis is the author of five books, all published by Write Bloody Publishing: The Pocketknife Bible (2015). Songs From Under the River (2013), The Feather Room (2011), Over the Anvil We Stretch (2008), and his latest, In the Pockets of Small Gods (2018). Originally from New Orleans, he currently lives in Oregon.

"Anis Mojgani--dazzling meteor poet and thinker--follow him on this breathtaking, deeply moving voyage across sky and space and loss but mostly stare into the lake with him long enough to feel how wonders renew every cell. A crucial, amazing collection from a stirring high voltage voice!"--NAOMI SHIHAB NYE, author of 19 Varieties of Gazelle & Fuel

"'I can see it like it was a film, ' Anis Mojgani's rending new collection begins, and suddenly we see it too: cold black cherry cola through a straw, blackbirds rustling ripe plums down from trees, pizza shared between spouses who no longer cherish each other. Mojgani maps a path from the death of a friend to the death of a marriage to the death of a country. Here is a book that knows true grief, knows too how to alchemize that grief into grace. The cold, the fire, the losing, yes. But always, then: 'The spring. And the spring. The spring.'"--KAVEH AKBAR, author of Calling A Wolf A Wolf