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Winner of the 2018 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize

Ellen Bass, Judge

“A compelling book about origins―of ancestry, memory, and language”―Ellen Bass

The Many Names for Mother is an exploration of intergenerational motherhood; its poems reach toward the future even as they reflect on the past. This evocative collection hovers around history, trauma, and absence―from ancestral
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Paperback, 104 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by The Kent State University Press
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Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach came to the United States as a Jewish refugee in 1993, from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, and grew up in the DC metro area suburb of Rockville, Maryland. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon and is a Benjamin Franklin Fellow in the University of Pennsylvania's Comparative Literature Ph.D. program. Her research focuses on the lyric rendering of trauma in ...more