Posts Tagged: Ellen Miller-mack

Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva

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Dark Elderberry Branch is a collaboration between two living poets and one who is dead but fully present. Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa (former Soviet Union, in the Ukraine), learning English at the age of 16 when his family immigrated to the United States. Jean Valentine is a poet traveling between unseen worlds and […]

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Voices of the Rainbow: Contemporary Poetry by Native Americans

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Visiting the Taos Pueblo (“an ancient community continuously inhabited for 100 years”) on San Geronimo Day, I was frightened by the Sacred Clowns (Koshares). The list of rules for visitors explained that these fit young men roving about in traditional dress— painted torsos and masks—could take things from you, intimidate you, and even push you […]

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