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By Roger Sedarat

ISBN-10: 0821417746

ISBN-13: 9780821417744

ISBN-10: 0821417754

ISBN-13: 9780821417751

Winner of the 2007 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

In his provocative, courageous, and occasionally brutal first ebook of poems, Roger Sedarat at once addresses the potential for political switch in a kingdom that a few in the United States think of a part of “the axis of evil.” Iranian on his father’s aspect, Sedarat explores the consequences of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 — together with censorship, execution, and pending battle — at the nation in addition to on his realizing of his personal origins.

Written in a method that's as sure-footed because it is experimental, Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic confronts the previous and present injustices of the Iranian executive whereas maintaining a feeling of admire and admiration for the rustic itself. Woven into this assortment are the author’s vibrant descriptions of the panorama in addition to the folk of Iran. all through, Sedarat indicates a willing appreciation for the literary culture of Iran, and in making it new, makes an attempt to maintain the tradition of a rustic he nonetheless claims as his own.

With honesty of home made butter,
paddle-churned cream (eshta in Arabic,
ecstasy foaming to the brim), a woman
river-bathes, sheet of oil-black hair breaking
in rapids, minimize lemon scintillating
olive pores and skin freed from tree-stumped chador, skirts
inside of skirts, peal of her bell-body rung
muffled in Iran heat—a splash of white.
The rhythm of pumice scraping her feet,
sandbar opposed to hot present, frothy cape
a bee-bubbled hive, honeyed hint curling
to her naked knees, thick obvious lather.
At a Tehran bazaar never-ending gold-stores
may perhaps by no means go back me wherever pure.

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