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A Country of Strangers

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A Country of Strangers by D. Nurkse
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Apr 19, 2022 | ISBN 9780593551837 | 269 Minutes

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One of Library Journal‘s Best Poetry Books of the Year

“Nurkse muses knowingly on life and loss, offering intimate, intelligent work with a strong sense of place. The new poems reflect strikingly on loosening bonds and life’s diminishing returns in melancholy-mellow verse but remain alert to the world.” Library Journal

“D. Nurkse is a strange, daring poet. . . Nurkse’s compelling, unusual voice . . . resists acceptance, an easy embrace, insists on its otherness, even remoteness, while pursuing its parallel realms, so persuasive and engaging, so workably close. Orienting and disorienting, offering a bare, glinting beauty. He deserves to be read and discussed as an important American voice.” —Richard Silberg, Poetry Flash

“What a joy to have this overview of D. Nurske’s marvelous poems – he is a master of lyric mode, one in whose hands the lines come immediately come alive, magic breathes, nuance shimmers and becomes the world all its own, see the doors open into the unknown and we see that it is strangely familiar because strangeness is, in fact, our first language, one we mouthed before words. Welcome to A Country of Strangers, reader–don’t be surprised if by the time you finish this terrific book you might feel changed, and at home.” —Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic and Dancing in Odessa

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