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The Adroit Journal reviews The Many Names for Mother

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“Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach’s prize-winning poetry collection, The Many Names for Mother (Kent State University Press), begins and ends in the clouds but lives very much in this world.”
So says The Adroit Journal in this insightful online review.
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Speak a Powerful Magic features Chautauqua County students

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“Following a poetry workshop in collaboration with Chautauqua Institution, the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, Jamestown Public Schools and Clymer Central School, students from the local school districts were featured in the recently released poetry anthology book, Speak a Powerful Magic: Ten Years of the Traveling Stanzas Poetry Project.
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I Hear the World Sing

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I Hear the World Sing by Hassler, Jewel & Siciarz

When schoolchildren from Kent, Ohio, and Florence, Italy, were invited to express their thoughts about “Where I’m From” in poetry, the connections that emerged between these students from different continents were remarkable. Their responses to this prompt—“lo vengo da” in Italian—demonstrate the underlying importance of home, families, the natural world, and the creative identities that children harbor within them.

 


The Many Names for Mother

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The Many Names for Mother/Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach. Kent State University Press

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 histories of anti-Semitic discrimination in the former Soviet Union to the poet’s travels, while pregnant with her son, to death camp sites in Poland. As a descendant of Holocaust survivors, Dasbach ponders how the weight of her Jewish-refugee immigrant experience comes to influence her raising of a first-generation, bilingual, and multiethnic American child.

 


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