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Behind the Tree Backs poetry by Iman Mohammed translated by Jennifer Hayashida book cover image

Behind the Tree Backs
Poetry by Iman Mohammed
Translated by Jennifer Hayashida
Ugly Duckling Presse, March 2022

Behind the Tree Backs investigates a poetics of remembrance through senses that hover just below and just above the skin. The text excavates war and displacement through a constellation of animate memories carved out of deep pleasure as well as brutality, the ancient and the institutional, the everyday and the geopolitical. The book insists on a poetics that recall through vibrating auratic fields, violence, love, and sexuality; these sensations tremble and cohere in a musical and tightly composed lyric.

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