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Posted: Tuesday June 16, 2015
Rahat Kurd

Rahat Kurd is a prose writer whose essays have appeared in The Walrus and Maisonneuve magazines, she is at work on a memoir about the making of Muslim culture in North America. The poetry sequence “Seven Stones for Jamarat”, published in Exile Literary Quarterly, is currently nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and was a finalist in the 2014 Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize. Rahat was selected as Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category of the 2013 Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Awards.


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“This very rich world of images & sounds offers something of a gift to English-speaking Canadian readers … it is [a] sense of brokenness, in language, in inheritances, in personal & public politics that haunts the various stories inherent in the longer poems … Some poems develop an imaginative connection with older languages … These poems cover a lot of ground … Cosmophilia is full of moments [that] strike to the heart. It’s a rich & rewarding first collection by a writer I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from.”
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