If God Is a Virus (Break Beat Poets)

If God Is a Virus (Break Beat Poets) Review

Based on original reporting from West Africa and the United States,and the poet’s experiences as a doctor and journalist, If God Is A Virus charts the course of the largest and deadliest Ebola epidemic in history, telling the stories of Ebola survivors, outbreak responders, journalists and the virus itself. Documentary poems explore which human lives are valued, how editorial decisions are weighed, what role the aid industrial complex plays in crises, and how medical myths and rumor can travel faster than microbes.

These poems also give voice to the virus. Eight percent of the human genome is inherited from viruses and the human placenta would not exist without a gene descended from a virus. If God Is A Virus reimagines viruses as givers of life and even authors of a viral-human self-help book.

Title:If God Is a Virus (Break Beat Poets)
Edition Language:English

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    If God Is a Virus (Break Beat Poets) Reviews

  • Jessica Haider

    Viruses have been on the forefront of everyone's mind for the past year. But for some, viruses have always been a big part of their work. Seema Yasmin is a medical doctor and a journalist who has work...

  • Emily

    Love science/medicine? Love poetry? Looking for a gut punch? Look no further than this poetry collection written by Dr. Seema Yasmin as the deadly Ebola outbreak was unfolding in West Africa and in th...

  • Holly Noel

    I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Wow! Wow! Wow! I could’ve read this collection of poetry in one sitting, but I held back to fully enjoy the collection. I had to hold ba...

  • Justine

    BOOK REVIEW!!If God is a Virus by Dr. Seema Yasmin⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5“... Am woman only with feet in metal stirrups. Queer only with my tongue inside another woman ...”How, HOW am I s...

  • Sydney

    Dr. Seema Yasmin’s debut poetry collection, If God Is A Virus , is a beautifully-crafted example of interdisciplinary work, combining medical history, scientific facts, data, and art in the name ...

  • Kareena | kareenbeanreads

    This book of poetry dives into so many topics, such as racism, sexism, bureaucracy, politics in health, and so many more. While these poems follow the multiple Ebola epidemics in the form of documenta...

  • Bethany (bookish.bethany)

    Y’all, this book just hit different. IF GOD IS A VIRUS by Dr. Seema Yasmin is a collection of poems based on the Ebola epidemic. Dr. Yasmin is a doctor and a journalist, and her newest works is base...

  • Kat

    “History is our favorite subject to rewrite.” —Anti BodyThis book blew my mind and broke my heart. The god of the title takes various forms, none of them kind or compassionate, and the speaker...

  • Andrea Pulido

    I have always been interested in medicine and medical advances, but given my background in psych, I have often focused on mental health and neuroscience.During this pandemic I have found myself drawn ...

  • Jordyn Allison

    This book was absolutely amazing. It was educational, passionate, and extremely well written. When I read a book like this I am reminded of just how lucky I am to receive advanced copies of books! Thi...