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A Letter to Serafin is a multi-paneled study of juxtapositions and duplicities, where history becomes a living entity, not just a shadowy artifact. Minczeski colors his lines with dark hues of wry comedy and sharp tones of pathos, transcending geography and time by providing testimony on behalf of those who no longer can. This is a vital book for anyone who has ever been transported by a piece of artwork, or haunted by a photograph that projects meaning beyond its borders.
"If the aim of poetry is to speak the unspeakable, then John Minczeski gives voice to all that goes unsaid between generations.—Dorianne Laux, author of Facts About the Moon
"A Letter to Serafin is an absolute original." —John Guzlowski, author of Lightning and Ashes
"A Letter to Serafin is a multilayered archeological dig of the author’s pasts." —Philip Metres, author of To See the Earth
University of Akron Press
Minczeski, John, "A Letter to Serafin" (2009). University of Akron Press Publications. 123.