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Syncope

Author: Asiya Wadud; Ugly Duckling Presse,; McNaughton & Gunn (Firm),
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Ugly Duckling Presse, Berkeley, CA : Small Press Distribution. Saline, Michigan : McNaughton & Gunn. 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First edition
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"Through a series of prayers, invocations, and hymns, Syncope eulogizes those who have perished making Central Mediterranean crossings as well as collects first-hand accounts of those who have survived these perilous journeys. Forces of fate brought errant lives together for a hopeful safe passage and ultimately, linked these lives in their untimely deaths. Syncope attempts to shed some light on these lives, as well  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asiya Wadud; Ugly Duckling Presse,; McNaughton & Gunn (Firm),
ISBN: 9781946433299 1946433292
OCLC Number: 1104062097
Notes: "In Syncope, Asiya Wadud brings forth the voices, history, and lives of those from the 'left-to-die' boat of 2011, and unsettles what we are left with in the wake of all who perished while attempting to cross the Central Mediterranean"--John Keene / Ugly Duckling Presse.
Description: 71 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: We thought this orb was god seeing us --
our bodies became deadweight --
time is a heavenly host --
what is holy is holy --
I wonder if these deaths show that god doesn't want us --
we ingested the new maps --
a recrimination along the vestigial coast --
We began as 72 ascendants --
the extremity of the natural world --
they use all the language of acquiescence --
cormorants, storm petrels--the smallest seabirds --
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Responsibility: Asiya Wadud.

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"Through a series of prayers, invocations, and hymns, Syncope eulogizes those who have perished making Central Mediterranean crossings as well as collects first-hand accounts of those who have survived these perilous journeys. Forces of fate brought errant lives together for a hopeful safe passage and ultimately, linked these lives in their untimely deaths. Syncope attempts to shed some light on these lives, as well as the happenstance of living and dying while trying to cross a border."--Provided by publisher.

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