The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine

The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine

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An unconventional new collection from a National Poetry Series award winner
Mark Yakich 's acclaimed debut collection, Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross, examined the blessing and curse of romantic love in its multiplicities. The poems in his new collection approach questions of suffering and atrocity (e.g., war, genocide, fallen souffles) with discerning humor and unconventional comedy. These poems show how humor can be taken as seriously as straight-ahead solemnity and how we can re-envision solemnity in terms other than lamentation, protest, and memorial."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • The Penguin Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 014311333X
  • 9780143113331
  • 2,091,791

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"Yakich's poetry radiates an aura of fresher imaginative possibilities that is invigorating in politically literal times."
-San Francisco Chronicle
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About Mark Yakich

Mark Yakich has worked in the European Parliament in Brussels and has degrees in political science, West European studies, and poetry.
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