Deaf Republic

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“Let them borrow the light from the blind. / Let them kiss your forehead, approached from every angle. / What is silence? Something of the sky in us.” Joseph Fasano reads an excerpt from Ilya Kaminsky’s new collection, Deaf Republic (Graywolf Press, 2019), for the American Poem video series. An interview with Kaminsky by Garth Greenwell appears in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Angel by Kathleen Flenniken

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“I am hovering over a 1950s America: chrome fins, picnic tables, hydroelectric power.” In this installment of Joseph Fasano’s Unamuno Poem Project, which presents pairings of poem recitations in English and Spanish, Kathleen Flenniken’s poem “Angel” is read by Clarissa Watson in English and Javier O’Donnell reads his translation in Spanish.

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