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Moving between the languages of love and war, Jehanne Dubrow’s latest book offers valuable testimony to the experiences of military wives. Frequently employing rhyme, meter, and traditional forms, these poems examine what it means to be both a military spouse and an academic, straddling two communities that speak in very different and often conflicting terms.

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Paperback, 88 pages
Published August 4th 2017 by Southern Illinois University Press
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Siobhan Fallon
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Jehanne Dubrow’s newest collection, Dot & Dashes, masterfully plays with the military’s attempts of simplifying and standardizing communication. Morse code and signal flags may work in a theater of war, but it’s poetry like Dubrow’s that elucidates what is actually being fought for. With her almost shape-shifting power of being both intimate and far-gazing, Dubrow examines the difficulty of communication between man and woman, military and civilian, service member and academic. Dots & Dashes act ...more
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Jehanne Dubrow is the author of six poetry collections, including most recently Dots & Dashes (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017), winner of the Crab Orchard Series Open Competition Award, 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’ Poetr ...more

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