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Alcestis in the Underworld: Poems

Alcestis in the Underworld: Poems

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Publication Date: April 23rd, 2019
Circling Rivers
Chop Suey Books
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In Greek myth, Alcestis descends to the underworld in place of her husband, a king, so that he may continue to rule the living. After she returns, she and her family live--presumably­--happily ever after. But she has seen and learned things no one else knows. Alcestis in the Underworld articulates a poet's personal experience of civic duty: her life in Moscow as a U.S. diplomat, after growing up in then-USSR Ukraine.

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"These poems--this poet--bear the unmistakable stamp of the real thing." -- Roy Scheele, author of The Sledders and A Far Allegiance

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