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Larissa Shmailo
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poet, novelist, translator, editor, critic
poet, novelist, translator, editor, critic

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TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY RUSSIAN POETRY AT THE POETRY SCHOOL
Delighted that the Poetry School is using Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry,   the  anthology of ultra-contemporary Russian verse I edited, as the basis of their course,  Transreading Russia. https://poetryschool.com/courses/transreading-russia/ Descripti...
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Contemporary Russian Poetry in Search of a Global Poetics: The Poetry of Alexander Skidan
The program for the Association of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Conference is now available. My panel, Contemporary Russian Poetry in Search of a Global Poetics, will take place December 9, 8:00 - 9:45 am. Chair: Vladimir V. Feshchenko; Pan...
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My review of Marc Vincenz's LEANING INTO THE INFINITE
I am not a fan of the unadorned vernacular in poetry, no matter how sincere its sentiment or pertinent its message. In my book, what a poet should do is invent wonderful turns of phrases, new syntax, head-turning semantics. There should be a dialectic of di...
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THE ART OF WAR
The ancient military tactician Sun Tsu said in his Art of War : "When you are strong, appear weak; weak, appear strong." We have been laughing at the Trump administration, and they sprung a second Supreme Court nomination on us. No one in the leakiest of Wh...
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"God doesn't want you to retire."
White evangelicals are the driving force behind Trump. But living in a liberal bubble, it is difficult to appreciate the insanity of their thinking, for want of a better word, and the degree to which Republican politicians manipulate them with the Bible.  F...
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Trump Administration Is Thinking Long Term
The Trump administration is not as stupid as it looks. With net neutrality gone, corporations which support the government will have greater control over the Internet content you can access. In addition to Fox News, Sinclair Media, which forces local news b...
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Adoption
I was not a mother until today. The brand Trump is emblazoned on tents and abandoned Walmarts.  Nannies wear jackboots, joke as children cry. Secretly, at night, children are taken to undisclosed locations across the nation. Where are the girls? With the Ro...
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When Poets Get Shot
Orange: the color of emergency: Trump’s Mein Kampf has successfully launched. Here come the Nazis, the pedophiles, the “benevolent white supremacists,” the wife rapists, men who like their women bruised, the gay bashers who are secret homosexuals. Yes, Nazi...
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25 Tell-Tale Signs That Trump Is a Nazi
1. He has his doctor brag about his genes. 2. He mocks a reporter with ankylosing spondylitis (ableism). 3. He lies and repeats his simple, outrageous lies until, like advertising, they seem true (see Joseph Goebbels). 4. He approves of Nazis and white supr...
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Humanities Opposition World League - HOWL against Trump
MANIFESTO of HOWL (Humanities Opposition World League against Trump)
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