The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine

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Author(s): Mark Yakich
Original Publish Date: Mar 25, 2008
Product Number: EB00398444
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101221273
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

An unconventional collection from a National Poetry Series award-winning poet, author of Spiritual Exercises 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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