Firesmoke Book Launch

Firesmoke Book Launch

TSAR Publications and Sufi Poets Series invite you to the launch of author Sheniz Janmohamed’s second collection of poetry, Firesmoke.

The evening will be a celebration of poetry and music, featuring performances and readings by author Sheniz Janmohamed, an invocation of Durga by playwright Sharada Eswar and the musical stylings of Near East (Ravi Naimpally, Ernie Tollar and Demetri Petsalakis).

586 Firesmoke by Sheniz Janmohamed

When: Thursday, October 2 2014

Where: Beit Zatoun House, 612 Markham Street, Toronto

Time: 06:30 pm

About Firesmoke:

When a fire burns, ashes fall to the ground (form) and smoke ascends to the sky (emptiness). Firesmoke examines the relationship between form and emptiness and questions how fire can arise from both life and death. Firesmoke also explores the restorative power of the feminine principle, the alchemy of nature and the impermanence of life.

 Praise for Firesmoke:

“Felicitous, forceful, feminist and fecund, Sheniz is a powerful voice with a refreshing resonance among the best new Canadian voices. Her poems espouse a system of love-based faith which celebrates life and revival in the midst of death and decay, and presents a Sufism that looks back and races forward in the age of instant communication.” -Julie Mehta, Academic and Author of Dance of Life: The Mythology, History and Politics of Cambodian Culture.

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