Do Not Awaken Them with Hammers: Poems

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Ugly Duckling Presse, Jan 1, 2006 - Fiction - 109 pages
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Poetry. Translation. The first English-language edition of the sensational young Macedonian poet Lidija Dimkovska. Translated into English by Ljubica Arsovska and Peggy Reid and published in a facing-page, bilingual edition as part of UDP's Eastern European Poets Series. "The rock of translation is broken into stones, lined up and moved around to form a solid multitextured dwelling that Lidija Dimkovska then smashes apart with the authority of pure existentialist 21st century hard-earned riotous despair. Long live the stone-throwers! They make poetry much greater than the sum of its parts"--Fanny Howe.

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One of the best new poetry books I've read in a long time. One of my favorite things about her voice is its strength; no melancholy reverie here. Read full review

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these are fantatastic poems Read full review


HecHa neBojKa Decent Girl
KoiiKa 3a cyna Bouillon Cube
EynHMneuira Budapest

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About the author (2006)

Lidija Dimkovska was born in 1971 in Skopje, Macedonia. She attained a doctoral degree in Romanian Literature in Bucharest. Her prizewinning debut Progenies of the East was published in 1992, and she has since written three more books of poetry (Fire of Letters, Bitten Nails, and Nobel vs. Nobel). In 2004 she published her novel, Hidden Camera. She lives and works in Ljubljana.

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