Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds
Eleanor Lerman, whose last collection, The Mystery of Meteors (2001), was named by Library Journal as “Best of Poetry, 2001,” returns with a dazzling, funny, and seriously mature new book.
In Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds, Lerman boldly wrests contemporary mysticism from a hard-knock New York Jewish consciousness. She's a solid witness to the 1960s, Cold War, Vietnam, sexual revolution, and drugs. However, in her favor, she's traveled through baby boomer irony, bought the T-shirt, and found her way back.
Eleanor Lerman has been nominated for a National Book Award, received the inaugural Juniper Prize, and was the recipient of a fiction grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a lifelong New Yorker.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kristenn - LibraryThing
Another poet discovered via the Writer's Almanac. The poem was Starfish, and I liked it enough to buy the whole book. I enjoyed the whole thing. Similar to Tony Hoagland. A little more political. A little edgier. Read full review