Poetry Book Club

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar

If you would like to participate in the book club meeting, please RSVP to eshavers@gmail.com so we know how many people to expect. 

"The struggle from late youth on, with and without God, agony, narcotics and love is a torment rarely recorded with such sustained eloquence and passion as you will find in this collection." —Fanny Howe

This highly-anticipated debut boldly confronts addiction and courses the strenuous path of recovery, beginning in the wilds of the mind. Poems confront craving, control, the constant battle of alcoholism and sobriety, and the questioning of the self and its instincts within the context of this never-ending fight.

“In Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Kaveh Akbar exquisitely and tenaciously braids astonishment and atonement into a singular lyric voice. The desolation of alcoholism widens into hard-won insight: ‘the body is a mosque borrowed from Heaven.’ Doubt and fear spiral into grace and beauty. Akbar’s mind, like his language, is perpetually in motion. His imagery—wounded and resplendent—is masterful and his syntax ensnares and releases music that’s both delicate and muscular. Kaveh Akbar has crafted one of the best debuts in recent memory. In his hands, awe and redemption hinge into unforgettable and gorgeous poems.” —Eduardo C. Corral 

Event address: 
326 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Books: 
Calling a Wolf a Wolf By Kaveh Akbar Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938584671
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alice James Books - September 12th, 2017