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Samiya Bashir

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in Amidst Midwestern cornfields, in an Ypsilanti hospital that burned down long ago., The United States
October 27

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Sometimes Samiya Bashir makes poems of dirt. Sometimes zeros and ones. Sometimes variously rendered text. Sometimes light. Her work has been widely published, performed, installed, printed, screened, experienced, and Oxford comma’d.

Bashir’s most recent book of poetry, Field Theories, wends its way through quantum mechanics, chicken wings and Newports, love and a shoulder’s chill, melding blackbody theory (idealized perfect absorption, as opposed to the whitebody’s idealized reflection) with real live Black bodies in poems that span lyric, narrative, dramatic, and multi-media experience, engaging their containers
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Average rating: 4.24 · 121 ratings · 13 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
Field Theories

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Where the Apple Falls

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Best Black Women's Erotica 2

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Gospel: poems

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Description: To a dear mother of mine, as she kneels to pray.
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Haruki Murakami
“It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Extinguish my eyes, I'll go on seeing you.
Seal my ears, I'll go on hearing you.
And without feet I can make my way to you,
without a mouth I can swear your name.

Break off my arms, I'll take hold of you
with my heart as with a hand.
Stop my heart, and my brain will start to beat.
And if you consume my brain with fire,
I'll feel you burn in every drop of my blood.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Wallace Stevens
“I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendos
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.”
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Lucille Clifton
“Every pair of eyes facing you has probably experienced something you could not endure.”
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dollmatic thanks for the add, miss.


Daniel
Samiya, I have added Where the Apple Falls, Best Black Women's Erotica 2 and Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art to my to-read list.


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