That Kind of Sleep by Susan Atefat Peckham
(National Poetry Series)

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This stunning National Poetry Series winner invites readers behind the opaque curtain that has traditionally concealed the lives of modern and traditional Iranian women. Peckham’s images alternately whet and sting the senses as rich chador fabrics and earthy cooking scents give way to scenes of women being persecuted and even killed. But it is love for family and culture that give this collection a gentle glow.

Susan Atefat Peckham was born in New Jersey to Iranian immigrant parents. This is her first poetry collection.


About Susan Atefat Peckham

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Atefat-Peckham holds a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing and teaches writing and literature in Michigan. She was born first-generation American to Iranian parents and has lived most of her life in France and Switzerland, as well as Iran and the United States.
Published September 1, 2001 by Coffee House Press. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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