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Poetry. National Poetry Series 2000 winner, selected by Victor Hernandez Cruz. Stirring and verdant, the poetry within THAT KIND OF SLEEP invites readers behind the opaque curtain that has historically concealed the lives of modern and tradition Iranian women. Susan Atefat-Peckham's images alternately whet and sting the senses as rich chador fabrics, earthy cooking scents and the tender guidance of uncles and grandmothers give way to scenes of female mistreatment that make the reader ache to return to the shelter that the chador and curtain - rightfully or otherwise - provide. "THAT KIND OF SLEEP is a pendulum between cultures . . . reading these Islamic-Persian influenced poems, one disappears through so many columns of history" - Victor Hernandez Cruz.

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Poems that delicately unveil the sensual beauty and occasional terror of the author's Iranian heritage.

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This stunning National Poetry Series winner invites readers behind the opaque curtain that has traditionally concealed the lives of modern and traditional Iranian women. Peckham’s images alternately whet and sting the senses as rich chador fabrics and earthy cooking scents give way to scenes of women being persecuted and even killed. But it is love for family and culture that give this collection a gentle glow.

Susan Atefat Peckham was born in New Jersey to Iranian immigrant parents. This is her first poetry collection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566891165
Author:
Atefat-Peckham, Susan
Author:
Peckham, Susan Atefat
Author:
Atefat Peckham, Susan
Author:
an Atefat Peckham
Author:
Atefat-Peckham, Susan
Author:
Sus
Publisher:
Coffee House Press
Location:
Minneapolis, MN
Subject:
Women
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Iran
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Women -- Iran.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
National Poetry Series Books (Paperback)
Series Volume:
v. 232
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.9 x 6.9 x 0.4 in 9 oz

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Poems that delicately unveil the sensual beauty and occasional terror of the author's Iranian heritage.
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This stunning National Poetry Series winner invites readers behind the opaque curtain that has traditionally concealed the lives of modern and traditional Iranian women. Peckham’s images alternately whet and sting the senses as rich chador fabrics and earthy cooking scents give way to scenes of women being persecuted and even killed. But it is love for family and culture that give this collection a gentle glow.

Susan Atefat Peckham was born in New Jersey to Iranian immigrant parents. This is her first poetry collection.

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