A Poem for Ritual and Reset
Faisal Mohyuddin’s poem “Prayer” describes a practice of devotion. It’s a spacious and hospitable poem, filled with references to ritual and the body, and an invitation to share in the warm light of a household lamp.
A question to reflect on after you listen: What rituals do you use to anchor yourself?
Faisal Mohyuddin is a writer, artist, and educator. He is the author of The Displaced Children of Displaced Children, winner of the 2017 Sexton Prize in Poetry and a 2018 Summer Recommendation of the Poetry Book Society. His other awards include the Prairie Schooner’s Edward Stanley Award, a Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, and an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. He teaches English at Highland Park High School in Illinois, serves as an educator-adviser to the global not-for-profit Narrative 4, and lives with his family in Chicago.