Rooms Are Never Finished: Poems

Agha Shahid Ali

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Rooms Are Never Finished: Poems

Rooms Are Never Finished Poems In this stunningly inventive collection a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry Ali excavates the devastation wrought upon his childhood home Kashmir and reveals a personal devastation

  • Title: Rooms Are Never Finished: Poems
  • Author: Agha Shahid Ali
  • ISBN: 9780393324167
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this stunningly inventive collection a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award in poetry Ali excavates the devastation wrought upon his childhood home, Kashmir, and reveals a personal devastation his mother s death and the journey with her body back to Kashmir.

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    1. Bobby on said:

      Agha Shahid Ali was a Kashmiri-American poet who I don't think is very well known in the US. Years ago, I happened to hear one of his poems on the radio while I was driving and was completely blown away. Finally, I found a used copy of his poems. The "theme" of this book is his mother's death due to an illness, and him taking her body back to Kashmir per her wishes. As with any compilation, I was moved by the some poems, and not so much by the others. I especially liked his ghazals (a type of po [...]

    2. Runwright on said:

      Beautiful collection if you can get past the tears that the first few poems evokes. The underlying theme of the poems is grief and loss - at the death of his mother, at the inevitable change in his life and the loss of his home. And yet, there is so much more emotion contained here. This book is my introduction to the late poet and I would like to read some of his earlier works.

    3. Daniel Lee on said:

      Absolutely stunning. The first poem in the volume, "Lenox Hill" made me weep at Barnes & Noble the first time I read it. Some of Shahid's best ghazals also included.

    4. Brian Wasserman on said:

      I dont understand the hype about this book, nothing special, there is some lyricism, but it is normal prose.

    5. Tristan on said:

      This was fabulous. I loved the way Agha's writing flows; every poem is a little masterpiece. "A Secular Comedy" was especially wonderful, as was "Summers of Translation," the third section of "From Amherst to Kashmir".Every poem was brilliantly crafted; this is a bit from the title poem: "But for small invisible hands, no wall/ would be lacquered a rain forest's colors. Before,/ these walls had just mirrors (I tried on--for size--/kismet's barest air)". The poems were elegant, meaningful, packed [...]

    6. Shirley on said:

      About being somewhere, but not really being there. Almost all the poems are about mourning, so they're better read on a rainy day or late in the day.

    7. Nik Kane on said:

      In the mystical poetic tradition of the masters of Sufi verse.

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