Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Hyphen Magazine reviews Dhaka Dust

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

“What’s so promising about Dhaka Dust is precisely that Ahmed never evades our contemporary moment, taking on a globalizing, anxiety-stricken world while always focusing on the contradictory ways that her speakers live through them. Over the course of these poems, Ahmed subtly crafts the emotionally complex terrain that captures the sprawl and dislocation that shape our early 21st century psychology.” –Hyphen Magazine review of Dhaka Dust










New York Times reviews Dhaka Dust

Monday, September 5th, 2011
"Though she’s American, Ms. Ahmed makes it clear that she’s been honed and haunted by her ghost homeland, Bangladesh. But that knowledge offers small solace, only dual exile...." 
--"Poets’ Visions of America From the Inside and Out," The New York Times









Ploughshares Reviews Dhaka Dust…

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

…online, here.





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Book Review of Dhaka Dust…

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

…in the Sacramento Book Review.





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Dhaka Dust reviewed on “Shelf Awareness”

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Shelf Awareness for Readers reviews Dhaka Dust:  ”Ahmed’s work interweaves a grounded Stateside presence with the ghosts of her cultural homeland, all under the influence of a personal, yet holistic, sense of place and language. The image of dust recurs throughout the book, but is not a limiting theme; in her poems, it can remind us of the absolute dirtiness of life, the taste of a finely powdered spice or the particular haziness of memory.”







Review of DHAKA DUST on Poetry Foundation blog

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Rigoberto Gonzales reviews Dhaka Dust on Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog: “Harriet readers, put Dhaka Dust on your must-have list this season.”