“Nausheen Eusuf blends wit, passion, and grief with masterful dexterity, controlling emotion as she stirs up the unbearable. Her poems are as hospitable to private sorrow as to public mourning over the violences suffered in her native Bangladesh. Yet her sense of the absurd keeps the book aloft, soaring on the helium of her wordplay. She has made this mixture of privacy and giddiness her own.”
—Rosanna Warren, University of Chicago
“Nausheen Eusuf’s poetry reflects a unified sensibility that can deal with a wide range of themes, personal and public. There is hard thought and emotional intensity combined with precision of diction and admirable formal control, making this a brilliant debut collection.”
—Kaiser Haq, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
Nausheen Eusuf was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently a PhD candidate in English at Boston University, she holds a BA from Wellesley College, an MA in creative writing from Johns Hopkins, and an MA in English from the University of Georgia. Her poetry has appeared in The American Scholar, Southwest Review, Salmagundi, PN Review, Literary Imagination, Smartish Pace, World Literature Today, and other journals. Her chapbook What Remains was published by Longleaf Press at Methodist University.