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Egyptian Compass: Transitory Poetics Oct 5, 2007
Kaldas's first book of poetry is quite stunning in that the narrative langague shifts like numerous border crossings and the poem's syntax moves like the needles on a compass. The book is experimental in a manner that doesn't call too much attention to the innovative quality of the work. The work is accesible and at the same time challenging. Kaldas is doing what more American poets need to be doing, and that is pushing the rhythms and meaning of both language and its collision with culture.