Dancing in Odessa
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Media:Perfect Paperback
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- Edition:2nd ed.
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- Dimensions (in):8.8 x 6.4 x 0.4
- Publication Date:April 1, 2004
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Winner of the prestigious Tupelo Press Dorset Prize, selected by poet and MacArthur ""genius grant"" recipient Eleanor Wilner who says, ""I'm so happy to have a manuscript that I believe in so powerfully, poetry with such a deep music. I love it."" One might spend a lifetime reading books by emerging poets without finding the real thing, the writer who (to paraphrase Emily Dickinson) can take the top of your head off. Kaminsky is the real thing.
This Russian immigrant makes the English language sing with the sheer force of his music, a wondrous irony, as Ilya Kaminsky has been deaf since the age of four. In Odessa itself, ""A city famous for its drunk tailors, huge gravestones of rabbis, horse owners and horse thieves, and most of all, for its stuffed and baked fish,"" Kaminksy dances with the strangest and the most recognizable of our bedfellows in a distinctive and utterly brilliant language, a language so particular and deft that it transcends all of our expectations, and is by turns luminous and universal.
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