Floating Life by Moez Surani

Floating Life by Moez SuraniFloating 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.”

via Wolsak and Wynn.

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