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Manoleria (Tupelo Press/Crazyhorse Book Award) Paperback – February 15, 2011
"In Manoleria, the body, broken apart 'in elegant stress,' re-congregates. Formally, the poet is taking us through the emotional work of picking up pieces. Despite the splintering, despite the hemorrhage, somehow 'all is accounted for.' A cardinal debut. . . ." --D.A. Powell
"With composure so unflinching as to be unnerving, the speaker of this mysterious, deft collection explicates what would be, in other hands, unimaginable and unspeakable atrocity. . . . Khalastchi uses a steady, steady hand to reach into the quiver." --Robyn Schiff
"Part nightmare journal, part survivor's narrative, this haunting volume recounts one soul's journey through the selva oscura within. . . . [A] music emerges that bears ultimate promise, for 'somewhere inside I hear calling a shepherd.'" --Srikanth Reddy --Advance Praise
About the Author
Daniel Khalastchi is a first-generation Iraqi Jewish American. He earned his M.F.A from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and returns to Iowa City each summer to teach for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and Iowa Young Writers' Studio. He is a visiting professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee and is founder/co-editor of Rescue Press.