Floating Life, Moez Surani’s second collection of poetry, takes the reader on a dizzying tour of the world, stopping in Cairo, Muju, Madrid and Cape Breton. Interwoven through these evocative glimpses of places and the people that live in them are poems exploring relationships, reflecting on identity and considering the passing of time.
Implications of impermanence: Moez Surani’s Floating Life (Lise Gaston, ARC Poetry Magazine, 20/12/2012)
“Moez Surani’s second collection aims for such moments of imagistic detail—but with the recognition that not all is pleasure and diversion. Rather, these sparse, moving poems are buoyed on undercurrents of loss and meditations, in which love and its physical manifestations are tenuous, ever-shifting, as vibrant yet as insubstantial as light.”
Poetry: A philosophical take on poetry in the digital age (Jonathan Ball, Winnipeg Free Press, 25/08/2012)
“Surani’s work has a sense of intimacy, as if he truly is ‘Trying to write out this life / pushing for clarity.’ However, he is at his best when making blank observations that produce more emotion than they should.”
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