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Over The Anvil We Stretch contains swampy powerful poems that are as exciting as the pocket knife you got for your birthday the three legged frog on the lawn and the jar of marbles your mother kept in the kitchen. Mojgani's poems are the sound of the river and the stars burning above. He manages to capture the axe in the stump with blood still on the handle. Anis Mojgani has drawn a map of the country in the shape of his wild surreal poems. These are memories of a life captured through the blue green filter of the bayou. Mojgani's latest poems are tinged with the sound of crickets spying on us in the darkness. They move forward honestly brutally and sweetly. The reader will be led into briar patches as well as the moonlight just on the other side.Anvil is a book of poetic truth packed with humor and insight. It is a juggling act of the epic and the intimate. I read it and it echoes. Shut up so I can hear more. -David Gordon Green filmmaker All the Real Girls and The Pineapple ExpressAnis Mojgani Andrea Gibson and other young poets of their talent are the future of American poetry and frankly that fills me with joy! --Thomas Lux Guggenheim Fellow & recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book Split HorizonsHe’s probably the best poetry slammer alive. The intellect optimism and humility with which he speaks feel like proof of the relevance of “spoken word” as a genre. He processes the world in slices of beauty frustration and sympathy... -Willamette Week Newspaper

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