Floating Life, Moez Surani's second collection of poetry, takes the reader on a dizzying tour of the world, stopping in Cairo, Muju, Madrid and Cape Breton. Interwoven through these evocative glimpses of places and the people that live in them are poems exploring relationships, reflecting on identity and considering the passing of time.
Moez Surani is a poet and writer from Toronto, Ontario. His writing has been included in numerous anthologies and literary journals, including Vallum and Prairie Fire. He has served as a writer-in-residence for the Toronto Catholic District School Board and curator for the Strong Words Reading Series. His multi-lingual upbringing is reflected in his award-winning writing.
"Surani's work has a sense of intimacy, as if he truly is 'Trying to write out this life / pushing for clarity.' However, he is at his best when making blank observations that produce more emotion than they should." - Winnipeg Free Press
"Reading Surani is the fastest way to culture yourself. The minimalist's combination of romantic musings and sightseeing is fresh. His travels are so far-roaming and summarized in such tight lines that he is providing a wholly intimate and pocketable globe of wonders. Even the shortest poems are conversation worthy." - literatured.com
"Moez Surani's second collection aims for such moments of imagistic detail?but with the recognition that not all is pleasure and diversion. Rather, these sparse, moving poems are buoyed on undercurrents of loss and meditations, in which love and its physical manifestations are tenuous, ever-shifting, as vibrant yet as insubstantial as light." - ARC Poetry Magazine