This collection contains Mojgani's slam-winning poem "Shake the Dust," but the other poems in the collection hold just as much tenderness and punch as that famous poem. If you've heard or read Mojgani's work before, I can assure you this collection of early work will move you as much as what you've already seen. If you haven't been exposed to any of Mojgani's work before, oh my god, what are you doing? Look it up right this instant, buy the book, watch the competitions. Do yourself a favor and have your life changed by this poetry. Recommended By Zoe S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
After six years of touring the country, Anis Mojgani has combed through out-of-print editions to put together a best-of collection for his third Write Bloody release. Popular poems (Some with over 200,000 "Likes" on YouTube) such as "Direct Orders (rock out)", "Shake the Dust", "Here Am I" and more, are collected here alongside lost poems, favorite poems and new unpublished works. The book showcases what audiences have come to expect from Anis — uplifting words, playful surrealism, and the journey through imagination. Songs from under the River allows fans and new readers alike the chance to follow the trajectory of Anis' development, themes, and style of work over his 15 year career.