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The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine

Authors: Yakich, Mark
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: POE005010, POE003000
ISBN: 9781101221273, Related ISBNs: 014311333X, 1101221275, 9780143113331, 9781101221273
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 128,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: An unconventional collection from a National Poetry Series award-winning poet, author of Spiritual Exercises 

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.
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