Reviews

Transfer

Transfer

August 2011
Trade Paperback · 128 Pages
$16.00 U.S. · $17.50 CAN · £10.99 U.K. · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781934414521
BOA Editions Ltd.

 


"Other Arab-American, Arab, and Islamic poets are of course presenting work concerned with the crucial intersections of faith, politics, culture and war, but what makes Nye very special and worthwhile in this book is her constant focus on her own experience and the personal journey she’s undertaken. Beyond the emphasis on the Middle East, she has a more personal focus on her own father and his journey to America." — Coal Hill Review

"Transfer alludes to the life journey we all take…" — Chron.Com

“The metaphor here is transfer: not a destination, but an unsettled state of being. To explore this state in the person of her father, Nye brings in elegy, stories, documents, odes, translations, and history to reveal the forces and mysteries that shape a life…What makes the poems so artful, and go further, is that they engage with what is there as much as what is not.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Transfer is "the best work this much-honored poet has produced to date.” —American Book Review