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Displaying a sure sense of craft and a sharp facility for linking personal experience to the public realms of history and politics, Jehanne Dubrow’s Red Army Red chronicles the coming of age of a child of American diplomats in Eastern Europe in the 1980s. In the last moments of the Cold War, Poland—the setting for many of the poems—lurches fitfully from a society character ...more
Paperback, 84 pages
Published October 31st 2012 by Triquarterly
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Idra
Nov 28, 2012 Idra rated it it was amazing
Wonderful collection!
Lindsay
Jan 10, 2013 Lindsay rated it it was amazing
Before I begin, I should admit to my biases. I like Jehanne Dubrow. She is a kind and intelligent person with a wonderfully irreverent sense of humor (that is very similar to mine) and I consider her a friend. But I am also a poet, and in this capacity, I have been following Jehanne’s work since the release of her first collection, The Hardship Post, in 2009. Each collection of hers is a poetic study, a project. String the poems together and you will see a loose narrative formed there in between ...more
Serena
Jan 07, 2013 Serena rated it it was amazing
Red Army Red by Jehanne Dubrow is a collection that is broken down into three, clear sections — Cold War, Velvet Revolution, and Laissez-Faire — with a preface section — Red Army Red — and one poem, “Chernobyl Year.” Dubrow’s narrator recalls the lives of American Diplomats in Communist-controlled Poland during the Cold War and pays homage to the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia and the rebellion of youth before concluding in the commercialized freedom and excess of capitalism. Her poems are ...more
Jason
Jan 19, 2014 Jason rated it it was amazing
An absolutely wonderful collection of lyric poems exploring the author's coming of age in Poland in the late 80s, from the Chernobyl accident to the fall of the Soviet bloc, as well as a section of poems on living in America after that experience.
Isla McKetta
Feb 28, 2014 Isla McKetta rated it really liked it
This book brought back so many memories of living in Poland. Although we were there at different times, I loved reading about her experiences there and how things changed and didn't. Some of the poems were so tantalizing I wished they could have been expanded--that I could have been let into the whole story.
Hannah
Apr 30, 2014 Hannah rated it it was amazing
(Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher.)
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Jehanne Dubrow is the author of five poetry collections, including most recently The Arranged Marriage (University of New Mexico Press, 2015), Red Army Red (Northwestern, 2012) and Stateside (Northwestern, 2010). Her second book, From the Fever-World, won the Washington Writers’ Poetry Competition (2009), and her first, The Hardship Post (2009), won the Three Candles Press Open Book Award and was ...more
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