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My Little Book of Exiles

In what ways are we exiled? In which moments are we allowed to come home?  With musical language and lyric intensity, the poems of My Little Book of Exiles sift through layers of diaspora and return. They capture moments of manual labor in the snow of Wisconsin and under floodlights on the Kenai bay of Alaska; coming of age by Michigan lakeshore and Mediterranean coastline; domestic and the bedroom birth of his daughter. In dialogue with texts drawn from the Psalmist to Paul Simon, the collection moves from the nuances of exile in a life and the life of a people, to explore the homecoming of family made through marriage and fatherhood, as it seeks to discover finally what lasts.

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