City of Rivers

City of Rivers

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:

We used to play soccer in the monsoon rains.
Through my windows, I can see acres of fields,
Lying in the ruins of the wind.

The poems in City of Rivers --the first full-length collection from 23-year-old wunderkind Zubair Ahmed--are clear and cool as a glass of water. Grounded in his childhood in Bangladesh, Ahmed's spare, evocative poems cast a knowing eye on the wider world, telling us what it's like to be displaced and replaced, relocated and dislocated. His poems are suffused with a graceful, mysterious pathos--and also with joy, humor, and longing--with the full range of human emotions. City of Rivers is a remarkable and precocious debut.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : McSweeney's, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781938073021
Branch Call Number: 811.6 Ah52C 2012
Characteristics: 77 pages ; 22 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
FishbowlB77 Aug 07, 2013

These poems reflect the writer's own history as his own inspiration.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SPL

To Top