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With only three poets to select from this gets to be a solo by Ilya Kaminsky
from Deaf Republic:
Two lines from Deaf Republic: 4
He played the accordion out of tune in a countrywhere the only musical instrument is the door.
Lines from Deaf Republic: 13
These poems are from the unfinished manuscript Deaf Republic. This story of a pregnant woman and her husband living during an epidemic of deafness and civil unrest was found beneath the floorboards in a house in Eastern Europe. Several versions of the manuscript exist.