holding myself hostage in the kitchen

holding myself hostage in the kitchen


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Is it possible to miss a life you know only by story? holding myself hostage in the kitchen is a deeply engaging narrative illuminating the poet's personal history as a first generation American, his family's Russian- Jewish heritage and history, home life, plain life, and modern life. With an observant eye, smart musical sense, and delightful craftsmanship, 16 year old Daniel Blokh delivers a mature meditation on identity. Perhaps it is possible to long for a life known only by story, and this collection pays homage to that space. - Nancy Lili Gonzalez, Foxing Quarterly, Round Top Poetry Anthology, and Sorin Oak Review.

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ISBN-13: 9780692959329
Publisher: Lit City Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

Daniel Blokh was the age of sixteen at the time of this publication. Blokh is an American writer of Russian-Jewish descent, living in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of the memoir In Migration (BAM! Publishing 2016), the micro-chapbook The Wading Room (Origami Poems Project 2016), and the chapbook Grimmening (forthcoming from Diode Editions). His work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing awards and the Foyle Young Poet awards, and has appeared in DIALOGIST, Permafrost, Blueshift, Cleaver, Gigantic Sequins, Forage Poetry, Avis, Thin Air, Cicada, and more.

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