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WC’s Poet Acclaimed New Collection Inspired by Her Mother’s Youth

Poet Jehanne Dubrow, director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, has published her fifth collection, a book of prose poems praised for their searing insights about the lasting impact of trauma and the complexities of marriage. The Arranged Marriage (University of New Mexico Press, March 2015) is based on several years’ worth of interviews with Dubrow’s mother, who shared stories from her Jewish-Latina childhood and early adulthood in Honduras and El Salvador.  It is the first collection of prose poems from a poet who usually works in traditional verse forms. “For this … [Read More...]