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The Resource Deaf republic : poems, Ilya Kaminsky

Deaf republic : poems, Ilya Kaminsky

Label
Deaf republic : poems
Title
Deaf republic
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Ilya Kaminsky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear--they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, these poems confronts our time's vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them
Member of
Awards note
National Book Award: Poetry Finalist, 2019
Cataloging source
OCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
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Kaminsky, Ilya
Dewey number
811/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.A467
LC item number
A6 2019
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deafness
  • Sign language
  • Political violence
  • American poetry
  • 18.06 Anglo-American literature
  • POETRY / American / General
  • American poetry
  • Deafness
  • Political violence
  • Sign language
  • Lyrik
  • 18.06 Anglo-American literature
  • American poetry
Label
Deaf republic : poems, Ilya Kaminsky
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Poems
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Alfonso stands answerable
  • That map of bone and opened valves
  • The townspeople circle the boy's body
  • Of weddings before the war
  • Still newlyweds
  • Soldiers aim at us
  • Checkpoints
  • Before the war, we made a child
  • As soldiers choke the stairwell
  • 4 a.m. bombardment
  • We lived happily during the war
  • Arrival
  • Lullaby
  • Question
  • While the child sleeps, Sonya undresses
  • A Cigarette
  • A dog sniffs
  • What we cannot hear
  • Central Square
  • A widower
  • For his wife
  • Dramatis personae
  • I, this body
  • Her dresses
  • Elegy
  • Above blue tin roofs, deafness
  • A city like a guillotine shivers on its way to the neck
  • In the bright sleeve of the sky
  • To live
  • The townspeople watch them take Alfonso
  • Away
  • Eulogy
  • Act one :
  • Question
  • Such is the story made of stubbornness and a little air
  • Act two :
  • The townspeople tell the story of Momma Galya :
  • Townspeople speak of Galya on her green bicycle
  • When Momma Galya first protested
  • A bundle of laundry
  • What are days
  • Galya whispers, as Anushka nuzzles
  • Galya's puppeteers
  • The townspeople tell the story of Sonya and Alfonso :
  • In Bombardment, Galya
  • The little bundles
  • Galya's toast
  • Theater nights
  • And while puppeteers are arrested
  • Soldiers don't like looking foolish
  • Search patrols
  • Lullaby
  • Firing squad
  • Question
  • Gunshot
  • Yet, I am
  • The trial
  • Pursued by the men of Vasenka
  • Anonymous
  • And yet, on some nights
  • In a time of peace
  • As soldiers march, Alfonso covers the boy's face with a newspaper
  • Alfonso, in snow
  • Deafness, an insurgency, begins
Control code
1088728242
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
76 pages
Isbn
9781555978310
Lccn
2018947088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088728242
Label
Deaf republic : poems, Ilya Kaminsky
Publication
Copyright
Note
Poems
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Alfonso stands answerable
  • That map of bone and opened valves
  • The townspeople circle the boy's body
  • Of weddings before the war
  • Still newlyweds
  • Soldiers aim at us
  • Checkpoints
  • Before the war, we made a child
  • As soldiers choke the stairwell
  • 4 a.m. bombardment
  • We lived happily during the war
  • Arrival
  • Lullaby
  • Question
  • While the child sleeps, Sonya undresses
  • A Cigarette
  • A dog sniffs
  • What we cannot hear
  • Central Square
  • A widower
  • For his wife
  • Dramatis personae
  • I, this body
  • Her dresses
  • Elegy
  • Above blue tin roofs, deafness
  • A city like a guillotine shivers on its way to the neck
  • In the bright sleeve of the sky
  • To live
  • The townspeople watch them take Alfonso
  • Away
  • Eulogy
  • Act one :
  • Question
  • Such is the story made of stubbornness and a little air
  • Act two :
  • The townspeople tell the story of Momma Galya :
  • Townspeople speak of Galya on her green bicycle
  • When Momma Galya first protested
  • A bundle of laundry
  • What are days
  • Galya whispers, as Anushka nuzzles
  • Galya's puppeteers
  • The townspeople tell the story of Sonya and Alfonso :
  • In Bombardment, Galya
  • The little bundles
  • Galya's toast
  • Theater nights
  • And while puppeteers are arrested
  • Soldiers don't like looking foolish
  • Search patrols
  • Lullaby
  • Firing squad
  • Question
  • Gunshot
  • Yet, I am
  • The trial
  • Pursued by the men of Vasenka
  • Anonymous
  • And yet, on some nights
  • In a time of peace
  • As soldiers march, Alfonso covers the boy's face with a newspaper
  • Alfonso, in snow
  • Deafness, an insurgency, begins
Control code
1088728242
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
76 pages
Isbn
9781555978310
Lccn
2018947088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088728242

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