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Jehanne Dubrow - Red Army Red

Saturday, November 10, 7 p.m.

at Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 S. Park Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
Metro: Friendship Heights

Jehanne Dubrow

Jehanne Dubrow is an award-winning poet, essayist, and critic. She is the Director of the Rose O'Neill Literary House and an assistant professor in creative writing and literature at Washington College in Maryland. The daughter of American diplomats, she was born in Italy and grew up in Yugoslavia, Zaire, Poland, Belgium, Austria, and the United States. Red Army Red (Triquarterly Books, $16.95) is set in Eastern Bloc Poland where Dubrow spent seven years of her childhood and adolescence. The book explores the tensions, humor, and ironies one finds when stuck between opposing ideologies in a changing world and when Poland lurched seemingly overnight from a censored, hardship-ridden society to a free market economy. With wit and subtlety, these poems make apparent the parallels between the body and the body politic, between the fulfillment of individual and collective desires. Red Army Red delivers a nuanced view of momentous historical events that have been depicted in poetry almost exclusively by European writers. As the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism approaches, Jehanne Dubrow brings an American sensibility to these memories of time spent behind the Iron Curtain.

This event is free to the public. However, reservations are required. To make a reservation, email: or call (202) 362-0326.

Promotional Period: 
Nov 10 2012