Posts by: Valerie Duff

Torn in the sky: on Ilya Kaminsky and Shane McCrae

In Deaf Republic, Ilya Kaminsky connects our current era to a place and time that feels Soviet, although familiar. The book is a narrative with dramatis personae—townspeople, an unborn child,…

Mapping Kei Miller’s Zion

photo by Georgia Popplewell The British Isles are finally taking notice of the young Jamaican poet Kei Miller, whose third book of poems, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way…