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An *NPR* Best Book of 2021  
A *Virginia Living* Favorite Book (2021)  
A *TIME* Must-Read Book of 2021 
Kaveh Akbar’s exquisite, highly anticipated follow-up to *Calling a Wolf a Wolf.* With formal virtuosity and ruthless precision, Kaveh Akbar’s second collection takes its readers on a spiritual journey of disavowal, fiercely attendant to the presence of divinity where artifacts of self and belonging have been shed. How does one recover from addiction without destroying the self-as-addict? And if living justly in a nation that would see them erased is, too, a kind of self-destruction, what does one do with the body’s question, “ *what now shall I repair?* ” Here, Akbar responds with prayer as an act of devotion to dissonance—the infinite void of a loved one’s absence, the indulgence of austerity, making a life as a Muslim in an Islamophobic nation—teasing the sacred out of silence and stillness. 
Richly crafted and generous, *Pilgrim Bell* ’s linguistic rigor is tuned to the register of this moment and any moment. As the swinging soul crashes into its limits, against the atrocities of the American empire, and through a profoundly human capacity for cruelty and grace, these brilliant poems dare to exist in the empty space where song lives—resonant, revelatory, and holy.

Pilgrim Bell

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