978-1-9997736-0-1 · 80 pages · 129 × 198 mm · Sep. 2017
Malak is an invocation of past and future. With familial lament and childish wonder, the words lay tribute to the infinite—to the beauty in descent and the heartache that binds us to place. To our smallness in death and the importance of conjuring anew.
Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of Paper, Cotton, Leather and five chapbooks. Her writing has appeared in Ninth Letter, The Cortland Review, Los Angeles Review, The Rumpus, The Collagist, and other journals. She is co-founding editor of Josephine Quarterly and an Associate Professor of English at Kennesaw State University.
Praise & Reviews
At its core, this collection inquires about spiritual inheritance and relationships through the skillful deployment of images that wrap the reader in their clutch. — Airea D. Matthews
Sadre-Orafai makes the tales of bloodlines fresh. — Wendy C. Ortiz
Invoking talisman, totem, fortune, and spell, Malak abides in the rich world of lineage and divination. — Jennifer K. Sweeney
Malak is a work of intimate and intricate craft. — Sarala Estruch
[A] dazzling and precious collection of personal poems, which reward the reader with deep-felt emotion. — Lyn Greenwood
- Snowflakes in a Blizzard — interview
- The Cultured Podcast — Episode 20
- Jenny discusses “Queen of Cups” — Poetry Society of America
- How to Believe in Magic — Tell Tell Poetry
- Micro-review and interview — The Friday Influence
- City Lights w/ Lois Reitzes, on WABE & NPR
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