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Today's poem is "Puberty, as the Character of Gordon Gekko"
from Red Army Red

Triquarterly Books

Jehanne Dubrow is an assistant professor of English, creative writing, and literature at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She is the author of three poetry collections, The Hardship Post (2009), From the Fever-World (2009), and Stateside (Northwestern, 2010).

Other poems by Jehanne Dubrow in Verse Daily:
July 15, 2010:   "Recess" "The children are playing at murder again...."
November 29, 2009:   "[my mind grew quiet]" "My mind grew quiet..."

Books by Jehanne Dubrow:

Other poems on the web by Jehanne Dubrow:
Four poems
"Nowa Huta"
"Fancy"
Three poems
"Vinegar Aphrodisiac"
"A Small History of Shopping"
Two poems
"Fragment From a Nonexistent Yiddish Poet"
"Fragment From A Nonexistent Yiddish Poet #34"
"Shulamith Reads The White Hotel"
Two poems
"Fragment From A Nonexistent Yiddish Poet Ida Lewin (1906Ė1938)"
"Cinderella"
Three poems
Two poems
"Lotís Wife in Eastern Europe"
Three poems
"Fragments from a Nonexistent Yiddish Poet"
"Fragments from a Nonexistent Yiddish Poet"
"Wild Mushrooms"
"The Amber Brooch"

Jehanne Dubrow's Website.

About Red Army Red:

"Jehanne Dubrow's Red Army Red takes a remembered childhood behind the Iron Curtain and transforms its shadows and deprivations into the saturated colors of poetry. This book is bright not only with verbal wit, cultural observation, and fresh imagery but also with interconnected sounds: a package that opens with `the crisp whisper / of tissue paper."
—Mary Jo Salter

"That we experience large-scale, structural traumas as small-scale, personal ones is among the profundities on which Jehanne Dubrow's Red Army Red is built. But for Dubrow this is not mere paradox to be dispassionately noted; it is cor-respond-ence, that in experience which charges us with responsibility. In Red Army Red, Dubrow offers her reader a poetry of correspondences and of responsibilities."
—H. L. Hix

"Jehanne Dubrow's Red Army Red delivers a nuanced view of a particular historical moment and context that has mostly been available in poetry only through European perspectives, poets in translation. Dubrow's perspective is unique in its ability to bring the American sensibility to bear on the experience of cold war Europe."
—Leslie Adrienne Miller



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