Established 2011
Managing Editor:
Anna M. Evans
P.O. Box 115
Hainesport, NJ 08036

Country Well-Known as an Old Nightmare's Stable

Tiel Aisha Ansari is a Sufi warrior poet. Her work has been featured by Fault Lines Poetry, Windfall, KBOO and an Everyman's Library anthology, among others. Her books include Knocking from Inside and High-Voltage Lines. She works as a data analyst for the Portland Public School district and is president emerita of the Oregon Poetry Association. She hosts the Wider Window Poetry show on KBOO Community Radio.

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Praise for Country Well-Known as an Old Nightmare's Stable:

"These poems are living roads to so many places, here and there, past and present. The roads are dangerous; the words speak to and for the many of us who live as strangers in the strange lands of the flesh and of the spirit. There are tributes to named firefighters who died in the front lines and to Colin Kaepernick, to the unnamed young woman who cuts herself and the unnamed young man on his road to nowhere.
Tiel Aisha Ansari uses various verse forms to comprehend and contain the passion and pain of the poems. Structured but never forced—they flow like the blues, jazz piano, sand dunes, windmill blades. The collection is beautifully put together—the poems make sense adjacent to each other, and at the same time each one carries us into a different world. A wonderful book—wonderful words from a very very talented poet. ~ Mary Cresswell, author of Field Notes and Fish

"Tiel Aisha Ansari is a woman warrior leading us with her "dazzled stare" as she rides "the life-line, the white edge of a knife" deep into poems of compassion and concern for our struggling culture and people. She balances the soft, sensitive touch with a "furnace heart and lantern eye." I was awakened and engaged." ~ Henry Hughes, Oregon Book Award-winning poet and Professor of Literature and Writing at Western Oregon University.

Release date: May 15 2020.

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