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Poetry. "Eugene Ostashevsky combines elements of the Russian Absurdists with a very contemporary and very American performance idiom. The result is a poetry at once witty, incantatory and slyly subversive. And a great, careening ride..."--Michael Palmer. "Eugene Ostashevsky's Iterature goes out of its way not to be too careful, reveling in off-rhyme, visual rhyme, and any ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Ugly Duckling Presse
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Eugene Ostashevsky’s first books of poems, Iterature, is broken into five sections, all of which are titled and given a relatively broad date of composition. The first section, “The Gangster Who Lost His G,” indicates that the poems were written in both St. Petersburg and San Francisco between 1995 and 1998. This fact is interesting given what a reader might draw from how this cross-cultural experience initiates a sense of the bilingual and divergent geographies. While the poems seem less concer ...more