Dots & Dashes

Dots & Dashes

by Jehanne Dubrow

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809336098
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 08/04/2017
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 1,199,552
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of five poetry collections, including The Arranged Marriage, Red Army Red, Stateside, From the Fever-World, and The Hardship Post. Her poems, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in the Southern Review, New York Times Magazine, and Hudson Review, among others. She has received a number of awards and fellowships, including the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award and two fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is an associate professor at the University of North Texas.

Table of Contents

A Catalogue of the Contents of His Nightstand    
Reading Poetry on Maryland Public Radio     
[To a Navy Wife, in Maryland]     
Cadets Read “Howl”     
Officer Candidate School    
A Global Force for Good™     
USS Ronald Reagan     
Something Charming     
Old Glory    
Tackle Box     
What We Talk about When We Talk about Deployment     
Much Tattooed Sailor aboard USS New Jersey     
The Signal Flag     
[The Dependent Says]     

From the Pentagon     
Runaway Military Surveillance Blimp Drifts from Maryland to Pennsylvania     
[When I Marry Eros]     
My Husband Calls Me Shipmate    
Five Poetry Readings     
November 11    
At the Reading of the Antiwar Poets, 2007      
Combat Veteran Lives Here Please Be Courteous with Fireworks    
From the Aberdeen Proving Ground    
[As for the Sailors]    
The Alarm    

[Then the God of War]     
A Row of Ribbons     
Casualty Notification    
War Widow      
The Long Deployment    
[If You Are Squeamish]    
Photograph of General Petraeus with Paula Broadwell    
[Lament for This Long Celibacy]    
Reading Sappho in Pensacola     
Asking and Telling    
The Beaufort Scale     
Elegy with Full Dress Blues    
Armed Services Editions   



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Dots & Dashes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SiobhanMFallon More than 1 year ago
Jehanne Dubrow’s newest collection, Dot & Dashes, masterfully plays with the military’s attempts of simplifying and standardizing communication. Morse code and signal flags may work in a theater of war, but it’s poetry like Dubrow’s that elucidates what is actually being fought for. With her almost shape-shifting power of being both intimate and far-gazing, Dubrow examines the difficulty of communication between man and woman, military and civilian, service member and academic. Dots & Dashes acts as a sequel to her earlier, iconic Stateside; the narrators of Dots & Dashes, like those of Stateside, are often full of longing, but this more mature want is weary, wary, more empathetic from too many deployments, and there is a sense that the skirmishes within a marriage can be just as uncertain and gouging as any long separation. Written with the intensity and honesty that makes Dubrow one of our greatest poets, the brilliance of Dots & Dashes reads loud and clear.