Port of Being

Port of Being Review

The poems in Port of Being hold modern technology--surveillance, shipping, the Internet--to examine communication, migration, and identity. Preoccupied with the city, virtuality, reflexivity, and the ways we watch ourselves, Shazia Hafiz Ramji's debut collection hums with wonder as it probes the human and non-human actors in our mouths and bodies, above and underneath the water, in the satellites and fibre optic cables that surround us all.

Title:Port of Being

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  • Hasan Namir

    I had the honor of reading Shazia Hafiz Ramji’s brilliant poetry book Port of Being. The reader is often the voyeur, witnessing and questioning the very core of our own being. Powerful and very touc...

  • Alexis

    Some really nice stuff in here. Loved the Vancouver references. The final, confessional section was my favourite. ...

  • Julia

    Read and re-reading. I was already a fan but now I'm a bigger fan....