Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani’s debut book of poetry, My Tranquil War and Other Poems, has recently been published by NYQ Books. His second story collection, The Fifth Lash and Other Stories, is just out from C&R Press, and his novel Karachi Raj is forthcoming in 2013. His other books include Anatolia and Other Stories (2009) and Against the Workshop (2011). Currently he is working on a new poetry book called Empire, a novel called Abruzzi, 1936, and a book called Plastic Realism: Neoliberal Discourse in the New American Novel. His work appears in Southwest Review, Boston Review, Prairie Schooner, Agni, Pleiades, Denver Quarterly, Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Antioch Review, Harvard Review and many other journals.


1. Visions of the louse, lotus-eater in Louvre, midinette’s MIDI the missing link to your mistrial, Soraya, destructive halogen truth burdening my Recife recollections: squaws looking for square meals in the thunderous textbooks of erotology, dust-delivered atoms of mise en …

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O well-wishers of the underground, defriend me. I played with the singularity of time, hounded by the noises my mother made in my ear when I was an infant, pressed close to death. Once upon a time a child caressed …

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