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A Constellation of Half-Lives


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Seema Reza is the founder of an award-winning arts program in two military hospitals and her newest collection, A Constellation of Half-Lives began as a cycle of poems written to women who have lost children in Iraq and Afghanistan as a result of the United States military’s ongoing campaigns in those regions. The women within these poems are not different from her, though Seema Reza is the founder of an award-winning arts program in two military hospitals and her newest collection, A Constellation of Half-Lives began as a cycle of poems written to women who have lost children in Iraq and Afghanistan as a result of the United States military’s ongoing campaigns in those regions. The women within these poems are not different from her, though they and their children are caught in the crossfire differently. All day, she pleads with people struggling with the ripple effects of trauma and abuse—isolation, suicidal ideation, addiction, grief, and shame—to go on living and working, to find connection and purpose, to honor and forgive themselves. But Reza is not so sure. She doesn’t know if motherhood or love or the beauty of this world outweigh its inconveniences and risk. A Constellation of Half-Lives is her effort to keep rising each morning against the odds. It is heartbreaking, ordinary, funny and still, hopeful. It’s an epistle and an elegy, a love letter to loss and a confession of joy in a time of war.
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