Love and Longing: Yearning for the Face of God
Paperback, 92 pages
Love and Longing: Yearning for the Face of God, Sukina Noor’s debut poetry collection encapsulates the voice of a seeker in pursuit of nearness to the Divine. The poems are not set in a faraway land where gnostics and mystics gather under the stars but rather her journey begins in the heart of the city where towers of concrete and steel clutter the skyline. Her poems express that the heart can become enflamed with love of the Divine anywhere and her devotion and intoxication are captured in this collection. Her poetry leans into her femininity giving birth to verse that is both tender and powerful. Her collection articulates that following a pathway to God is not a pursuit from a bygone era, but rather one can set out on the journey right now. This collection is an invitation to join the caravan of Sacred Love and never turn back.
Sukina Noor is an internationally renowned poet, spoken-word artist, playwright, workshop facilitator, educator and public speaker who has toured extensively across UK, Europe, America and Africa performing, delivering poetry workshops, partaking in panel discussions and delivering lectures. She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature and Caribbean Studies and is currently pursuing an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes with a focus on the healing potential in the poetry of the Sufi mystics of West Africa.