Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds

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Sarabande Books, 2005 - History - 75 pages
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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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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

Contents

Muons Are Passing Through You
9
Our PostSoviet History Unfolds
15
The Author
75
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About the author (2005)

A native New Yorker and unrepentant member of the Woodstock Nation, Lerman has received numerous awards, including a Juniper Prize, a grant from the NY Foundation for the Arts, National Book Award nomination, an NEA grant, and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Award. She is the author of four previous collections of poetry and two collections of short stories.

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