Like much of Anis Mojgani’s work, The Pocketknife Bible asks the reader to align one-self with rediscovering wonder. For the first time, Mojgani has given us a collection which combines his poems with his illustrations, at times using them to infuse and inform one another. The poems and pictures of The Pocketknife Bible climb through the child-like heart of its author to bring stories from the well that are enhanced by the imagery. This book is a celebration of childhood and family, or rather the mythology of what that entails, exploring the intersection of how we may have once seen the world and how we remember how we saw it. This is an almost-children’s book for those who might no longer be young, but could use a map to find their way back to that world.
|“Anis…you and other young poets (of your talent) are the future of American poetry and frankly, that fills me with joy.” –Thomas Lux|
|“Anvil [AnisMojgani’s first book]…is a juggling act of the epic and the intimate. I read it and it echoes.” –David Gordon Green, Filmmaker|
|“Anis Mojgani restores us to the genius of child-mind–his poems are heroic adventures that take us outward and upward for our own collective good.” –Tony Hoagland|
|All new art and poetry that asks readers to align themselves with rediscovering wonder. At its child-like heart it is a celebration of the mythology of childhood and family. This is an almost-children’s book for those who might no longer be young, but could use a map to find their way back to that world.|
Coming this September 2015.