When I'm Not There

Released on the 15th anniversary of her father s death, Purmasir s sopho poetry collection grapples with the aftermath of her loss Written in her father s voice, these poems span a series of iconic moments, moments that define most parent child relationships her first crush, her college graduation, her deep rooted loneliness When I m Not There is for anyone who hasReleased on the 15th anniversary of her father s death, Purmasir s sopho poetry collection grapples with the aftermath of her loss Written in her father s voice, these poems span a series of iconic moments, moments that define most parent child relationships her first crush, her college graduation, her deep rooted loneliness When I m Not There is for anyone who has had to accept the finality of death and, despite this, must continue to live When I m Not There dares us to examine the afterlife from the other side and praise rather than grieve Purmasir s poems weave a vulnerable yet defiant rhythm in the voice of her deceased father, demanding us to believe in the power of parenthood to transcend death By living in the liminal space most choose to ignore, this book reminds us that no one is ever truly gone Noel Qui ones, 2016 Poets House Fellow and CantoMundo Fellow In this collection, Purmasir sheds her skin so wholly and so truly that you forget her fingers are the ones holding the pen Purmasir steps away from herself and into her dead father to look back at the world she has existed in without him She peers into the shadowy corners of her own life and, through her father s eyes, floods them with light If this seems sad, be sure that isn t the only thing it is It s also funny and beautiful and so devastatingly human that you almost want to look away You almost aren t used to such unwavering honesty This collection peels grief apart layer by layer and stands unflinching in its glory and horror Fortesa Latifi, author of This Is How We Find Each Other and We Were Young
When I m Not There Released on the th anniversary of her father s death Purmasir s sopho poetry collection grapples with the aftermath of her loss Written in her father s voice these poems span a series of iconic mo

  • Title: When I'm Not There
  • Author: Yena Sharma Purmasir
  • ISBN: 9780692661918
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
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    Yena Sharma Purmasir

    Yena Sharma Purmasir is a poet, author, and essayist from New York City Her first book of poetry, Until I Learned What It Meant, was published by Where Are You Press in 2013 When I m Not There is her second book of poetry Purmasir graduated from Swarth College in 2014 with a major in Psychology and a double minor in English Literature and Religion Studies Presently, she works as a Research Assistant at NYU School of Medicine s World Trade Center Mental Health Program She believes in the power of hard work, second chances, and, above all, love.To read of her work, visit fly underground.tumblr

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    • Fortesa Latifi said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:29 PM

      In this collection, Yena Sharma Purmasir sheds her skin so wholly and so truly that you forget her fingers are the ones holding the pen. Purmasir steps away from herself and into her dead father to look back at the world she has existed in without him. She peers into the shadowy corners of her own life and, through her father’s eyes, floods them with light. If this seems sad, be sure that isn’t the only thing it is. It’s also funny and beautiful and so devastatingly human that you almost w [...]

    • Caitlin Conlon said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:29 PM

      It's hard for me to rate this book because it isn't my style of poetry. I know that this book is well done, it's obvious, & the idea & emotion behind it is very potent. But, as I said, the writing style isn't my favorite. So I'm rating this based on my enjoyment level but please don't let that dissuade you from picking this up. The concept explored here is one that could touch so many people.

    • Shelby Leigh said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:29 PM

      Holy ****. This is one of my new favorites.

    • Yena Purmasir said:
      Sep 21, 2018 - 23:29 PM

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