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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Reply from Wilderness Island is Peter Balakian's third published collection of poetry. As with his two earlier works, Father Fisheye (1979) and Sad Days of Light (1983), this most recent one brings together the personal and the historical, as the poet further discovers connections between an American identity and an Armenian ancestry. The first section of the volume is a series of poems about the poet's late father.
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