The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine

The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine

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Paperback
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$18.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143113331
  • 128 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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 soufflés) 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.

The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine

The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine

Mark Yakich

Praise

“Yakich’s poetry radiates an aura of fresher imaginative possibilities that is invigorating in politically literal times.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

Series

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