*Finalist for the 2017 PEN Open Book Award*

*Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award*

Solmaz Sharif's astonishing first book, Look, asks us to see the ongoing costs of war as the unbearable loss of human lives and also the insidious abuses against our everyday speech. In this virtuosic array of poems, lists, shards, and sequences, Sharif assembles her family's and her own fragmented narratives in the aftermath of warfare. Those repercussions echo into the present… (more)

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The poems in Look do not shy away from depicting war and its emotional, physical, and psychic toll on humanity, even as it demonstrates how language is manipulated to blunt an impact or inure us to what should feel horrifying in society today.

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Publisher: Graywolf Press (July 05, 2016)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English

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