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Review of ‘The Twenty-Ninth Year’

One of Albert Einstein’s most well-known nonmath assertions is that “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” to which a reader of Hala Alyan’s The Twenty-Ninth Year could easily add—shaping and expressing that knowledge takes some imagination, too.

Alyan follows up her acclaimed 2017 fiction debut, Salt Houses, with a collection of poems that explores the…

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