Not Elegy, But Eros
By Nausheen Eusuf
Whether playful or pensive, allusive or elegiac, Not Elegy, But Eros honors the dead even while it affirms and celebrates life. The book covers a range of styles and themes—elegies, love poems, ars poetica, poems of witness, poems of wit and wordplay, poems set in Bangladesh, and poems set in the US. Informed by a keen awareness of both the human world and the world of language, the poems resonate with the music of the ordinary and the elusive.
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, PN Review, Southwest Review, Salmagundi, Rattle, Literary Imagination, World Literature Today, Agenda, Wasafiri, The London Magazine (online), and many other journals. Her chapbook What Remains was published by Longleaf Press at Methodist University.