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Rooms Are Never Finished

Poems

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"An incomparable work, an unmatched achievement."—Anthony Hecht

In this stunningly inventive collection—a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award in poetry—Ali excavates the devastation wrought upon his childhood home, Kashmir, and reveals a more personal devastation: his mother's death and the journey with her body back to Kashmir.

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