Child by Mimi Khalvati
New and Selected Poems 1991-2011

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This wonderful selection, drawing on Khalvati's five previous books as well as new material, is full of moving, quietly insightful meditations on family and domestic spaces, on routines and daily rhythms.
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As it journeys through the author’s life, this collection by Anglo-Iranian poet Mimi Khalvati explores childhood, motherhood, loss, eroticism, and the natural world. Lyrical and resonant, this compilation—haunted by the child-self that is never quite left behind—combines some essential selections of Khalvati’s previous work with new poems. The poems feature traditional forms as well as experiments with the Ghazal, an ancient Persian form comprised of an unrhymed couplet.

 

About Mimi Khalvati

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Mimi Khalvati is a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College, the director of the London Poetry School, and the cofounder of the Theater in Exile Group. She is the author of numerous poetry collections, including The Chine, The Meanest Flower, and Selected Poems.
 
Published December 1, 2011 by Carcanet Press Ltd.. 181 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Charles Bainbridge on Feb 24 2012

This wonderful selection, drawing on Khalvati's five previous books as well as new material, is full of moving, quietly insightful meditations on family and domestic spaces, on routines and daily rhythms.

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