CANCELED 9th Ave: Lubna Safi with Sarah Ghazal Ali

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 7:00pm

Cover of Lubna Safi's Your Blue and the Quiet Lamnet. It has an image of rolling hills in blue on the front, the hills becoming a dark blue the closer to they are to the bottom of the cover. Some letters from the title of the book are slightly eclipsed by the tops of the hills.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. 
We do plan on rescheduling for a future date, so do keep an eye on our event calendar for updates.
Join us on Tuesday, June 7 at 7pm PT when Lubna Safi celebrates the release of her collection, Your Blue and the Quiet Lament, alongside Sarah Ghazal Ali at 9th Ave!

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About Your Blue and the Quiet Lament
Your Blue and the Quiet Lament records the textures of grief after a cousin's murder at the hands of the Syrian state reaches the poet through a long-distance phone call. The poems trace a narrative of arrest, imprisonment, and torture in Syria and interweave the difficulties a family experiences in the diaspora.

Shifting between the death of poet Federico Garc a Lorca and that of her cousin, Lubna's poetry contends with personal loss by distancing the meaning of one death through the intermediary of another. Yet the distortion of distance is already there--in the language, in the geographic space, in time, in the grief itself--tinged with blue.

As she recalls childhood memories and imagines conversations with her dead cousin, Lubna's poetry whispers, calls out, sings, laments, pens letters, photographs, sketches, paints, and prays in an attempt to exhaust grief.

About Lubna Safi
Lubna Safi was born in Detroit and grew up in the Midwest. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. Along with poetry, Lubna also writes fiction, literary criticism, and lyric essays. Your Blue and the Quiet Lament is her debut poetry collection.

About Sarah Ghazal Ali
Sarah Ghazal Ali is a writer and editor. Her first poetry collection, THEOPHANIES, was selected as the Editors' Choice for the 2022 Alice James Award, and is forthcoming with Alice James Books in 2024. She obtained her MFA in Poetry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was an MFA Fellow and Juniper Fellow, and taught composition and creative writing. Sarah currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Palette Poetry and is an incoming Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University. She lives in the Bay Area, California and is drawn like a moth to all things green. 

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Your Blue and the Quiet Lament: Poems Cover Image
By Lubna Safi, Rachel Mennies (Foreword by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781682831397
Availability: Coming Soon. Pre-Order Now!
Published: Texas Tech University Press - August 2nd, 2022

Your Blue and the Quiet Lament records the textures of grief after a cousin's murder at the hands of the Syrian state reaches the poet through a long-distance phone call. The poems trace a narrative of arrest, imprisonment, and torture in Syria and interweave the difficulties a family experiences in the diaspora.


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