Child: New and Selected Poems 1991–2011

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As it journeys through the author’s life, this collection by Anglo-Iranian poet Mimi Khalvati explores childhood, motherhood, loss, eroticism, and the natural world. Lyrical and resonant, this compilation haunted by the child-self that is never quite left behind combines some essential selections of Khalvati’s previous work with new poems. The poems feature traditional forms as well as experiments with the Ghazal, an ancient Persian form comprised of an unrhymed couplet.

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Child: New and Selected Poems 1991-2011 combines a generous collation of poems from Mimi Khalvati's five Carcanet volumes with previously uncollected sequences. She orders her work autobiographically: from childhood and early adulthood; to motherhood; meditations on light; and love and art, circling back to childhood in her celebrated final sequence ('The Meanest Flower'). The figure of the child stands at the centre of the book: the poet as a schoolgirl, or in later years with her grandmother in Tehran; her children, now grown; children in art; and an enduring sense of oneself as a child that is never left behind.

Here is the essential Khalvati: exquisitely nuanced, formally accomplished, Romantic in sensibility; rapturous and tender in response to nature, family and love.

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Mimi Khalvati is a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College, the director of the London Poetry School, and the cofounder of the Theater in Exile Group. She is the author of numerous poetry collections, including The Chine, The Meanest Flower, and Selected Poems.

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