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New Books by NER Authors: Red Army Red by Jehanne Dubrow

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NER author Jehanne Dubrow has published a new collection of poems. From the publisher: “Displaying a sure sense of craft and a sharp facility for linking personal experience to history and politics, Jehanne Dubrow’s Red Army Red chronicles the coming of age of a child in Eastern Europe in the 1980s. In the last moments of the Cold War, Poland lurches fitfully from a society of hardship and deprivation toward a free-market economy. The contradictions and turmoil generated by this transition are the context in which an adolescent girl awakens to her sexuality. With wit and subtlety, Dubrow makes apparent the parallels between the body and the body politic, between the fulfillment of individual and collective desires.”

New England Review published Jehanne Dubrow’s work in volumes 26.2 and 30.1, and her poem Oenophilia appears on our site. Jehanne Dubrow is an assistant professor of English, creative writing, and literature at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. She is the author of three previous poetry collections, The Hardship Post (2009), From the Fever-World (2009), and Stateside (Northwestern, 2010).