SONNETS ON A NIGHT WITHOUT LOVE by Yusuf Saadi

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SONNETS ON A NIGHT WITHOUT LOVE by Yusuf Saadi

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26 Pages
Publisher: Vallum
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Sonnets On a Night Without Love, by Yusuf Saadi, is a meditative collection of poems on love, loss and longing. Divided in two sections, the emotional cadence of the poems move to an interior space where the poet questions meaning and personal connection in an otherwise emotionless world. "On autumn nights the city judges me," he writes. "...A minute is tortured./Lifetimes breed under each fingernail and wait to explode."  But the strength of this chapbook is its tenderness and focus on meaningful union with the other. 

"...I wish I could touch you--
not like two electrons repulsing nor within
the semiotics of language but hold you
how I hold a hand when I'm afraid--
and close my eyes when you're naked."

    – Yusuf Saadi

Yusuf Saadi’s writing has appeared in magazines including The Malahat Review, Grain, Prairie Fire, PRISM, and Vallum. He also won The Malahat Review’s 2016Far Horizons Poetry Award. He recently completed his MA at the University of Victoria.

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