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June 21, 2018 / barton smock

What Is Not Beautiful – poems – Adeeba Shahid Talukder

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What Is Not Beautiful
poems, Adeeba Shahid Talukder
Glass Poetry Press, 2018

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I wish for idols, bits of God
To worship, stare at, to keep. – {from} Disorder

In a recent piece for The Adroit Journal, poet Leila Chatti talks of how one can see and pass over a word thousands of times and then, suddenly, see the word as if it’s been given permission, by shape, to form. In reading Adeeba Shahid Talukder’s What Is Not Beautiful, I was reminded that all art is new. That some clues come from the same mirror. That somewhere between pearl and thorn, the question mark has begun its blank scoring of lost films made to alert creation we exist. Whether versed inside the sleeplessness of identity or outside the numbness to settled beauty, Talukder speaks as if to understand the language of the one written into the story late, who’s…

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