Faces that Fled the Wind
By Alycia Pirmohamed
“Faces that Fled the Wind leads us into a lush archipelago of spiritual and ecological longing. With a gorgeous lyricism, these poems breathe life in a cinematic evocation of languages lost, distances crossed, and splintered bodies that are pieced back together in the dark, archetypal woods of an imagined motherland. Alycia Pirmohamed assuredly weaves together stories that shimmer with a “glaucous bloom,” narratives of migration and the lingering wounds they leave behind on the page.” — Jay G Ying
Alycia Pirmohamed is a Canadian-born poet living in Scotland. She is a Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh, where she is studying poetry written by second-generation immigrant writers. Her work has recently appeared, or is forthcoming, in Prairie Schooner, The Adroit Journal, Poetry Book Society, Room Magazine, Best New British and Irish Poets 2018 and others. Alycia is the author of the chapbook Faces that Fled the Wind (forthcoming, BOAAT Press) and the winner of the 2018 Ploughshares Emerging Writers’ Contest in poetry. She received an MFA from the University of Oregon.