Anupama Pilbrow



Magan Magan Reviews deciBels 3

Poetry as a form permits one the ability to see, touch, bend and examine the human experiences that we may find elusive. All of a sudden, the glances from others we would have otherwise missed, start to make sense. Haunted words that follow us our entire life begin to destruct. And a voice that belongs leaps out of the page and into the world, leaving a roadmap to follow.

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Review Short: The Hijab Files by Maryam Azam

The third section of Maryam Azam’s The Hijab Files is called ‘The Piercing of this Place’. It captures moments of perforation of this world by jinn, prayer, memory, death, and other unnamed, unnameable, astounding things.

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Review Short: Amelia Dale’s Constitution and Yasmin Heisler’s Aquarium Drift

Amelia Dale’s Constitution is deep blue with the Commonwealth Coat of Arms on the cover; it looks like a passport. Yasmin Heisler’s Aquarium Drift features, as its first image, a colour scan of Aquarium Fish (a 64-page special issue of the magazine World of Wildlife) with ‘Fish’ crossed off and in its stead ‘drift’ in aquamarine type off-centre on the page.

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Tell Me Like You Mean It: New Poems from Young and Emerging Writers

‘Emerging’ is a strange word, and ‘strange’ is probably a cop out. It is often arbitrary, sometimes condescending, frequently empowering and often carries with it an incredible sense of community.

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my mother told this story of the white girl in the library

so my mother told this story of the white girl in the library making eyes feet up shoes off on the table oh god making eyes long lash tilt down at a stranger transgress in the tropics: look for love …

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Review Short: Alan Loney’s conStellations

The value of information is in its organisation. Twin impulses to present and re-present data (words, text, images, worldly phenomena) inform Alan Loney’s recent chapbook conStellations, from work & tumble press.

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homology

land rewrites itself, isn’t it isn’t it repastured reconstituted: 2% fat homologized [place a place content fat the milk changes nation a nation viscosity takes precedence to pour the milk from jug a jug someone has to redesign the curvature …

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