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READER í DOC A Theory of Birds Ö ZAINA ALSOUS Ö Winner of the 2019 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize Inside the dodo bird is a forest Inside the forest a peach analog Inside the peach analog a woman Inside the woman a lake of funeralsThis layering of bird woman place technology and ceremony which begins this first full length collectTion with Arab racial formation state vernacular with the chatter of birds Alsous explores how categorization can be a tool for detachment domination and erasure Stretching their wings toward de erasure these poems their subjects and their logics refuse to stay put within a single category This is poetry in support of a decolonized mind A truly remarkable full length debut Every poem had a moment where I went yes this is what language can truly do

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Ks the collection as a whole The poems in A Theory of Birds draw on inherited memory historical record critical theory alternative geographies and sharp observation In them birds particularly extinct species become metaphor for the violences perpetrated on othered bodies under the colonial gazePutting ecological preservation in conversa A Theory of Birds is not merely a book of poetry Just as it reaches across time and space holding together history memory and experience this collection extends beyond any single genre It is a critical examination of colonisation past and present and a lyrical and potent critiue of imperialism which true to its title carves out its own kind of theory enriched by creative practice Read this book for its stunning recollections of moments lived its manipulations of syntax and language and its piercing yet still tender uestions Could you understand love as a wooded absence? I've learned so much from the poems within

EBOOK æ A Theory of Birds å Zaina Alsous

A Theory of Birds Winner of the 2019 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize Inside the dodo bird is a forest Inside the forest a peach analog Inside the peach analog a woman Inside the woman a lake of funeralsThis layering of bird woman place technology and ceremony which begins this first full length collection by Zaina Alsous mirrors the layering of insights that mar I havewanted love than history;to be chosenby another birdan arranged clusterof sunflowers breeding suna sun racemaybe thena returnmaybe wingspanelsewhereI am nota proud beastthese feathersare merely pinnedamidst shouldermimicking the soundof dusk Soon soonIn a new city all I see is memoryEmpty swings spiders in ceremony annotating the windows spines of all your favoritebooks No one alone can exist without the othersThe adjacent I am made being next to youAnd remade away from and this is how I learn to buryMy grief in a strange pond a funeral birth a silver fish