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Michael Dumanis

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Michael Dumanis

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Michael Dumanis was born in the former Soviet Union and lived there until 1981, when his parents were granted political asylum in the United States. Since then, he has lived in Boston, Buffalo, Rochester, Baltimore, Iowa City, New York, Bulgaria, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Nebraska, and Cleveland. He is the author of My Soviet Union,, winner of the 2006 Juniper Prize for Poetry, and the coeditor, with poet Cate Marvin, of Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. He is presently an assistant professor of English at Cleveland State University, where he also serves as Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.

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My Soviet Union: Poems

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“The Forecast"

I carry myself out into the rainswept blur.
I lift my pleasant voice over the coming flood.
I have nothing to do that I’m going to do.
I keep meaning to purchase a dog. I keep waiting

to email you back. When I see you again will
I know who you are? Once I wove you a mask
of rattan and hair. Once I carved you a mask
of painted wood. I brushed my wooden leg

against your wooden leg. We had learned to imitate
each other’s breath. When I see you again will
you know who I am? Will you place your words back
into my open mouth? Once I held you for years

in the stones of my eyes. You were an ineluctable act of God.
Into the drainage ditch we hurled our toys.”
Michael Dumanis

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