Excavating the Sky
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A look at the collection of poetry that started it all. Award-winning short doc by Emmy-award-winning filmmaker and collaborator, Eugene Simonov:


Debut collection, Excavating the Sky, available on Amazon

 

 


In his debut collection of poems, Excavating the Sky, Konstantin Kulakov labors to relate the inner spirituality of his Russian background to the fragmentation of a market-driven New World. Whether it is his Muslim-Christian relationship, his dance with natural science, or his struggle to expose continued US raciality, Kulakov seeks the contradictions in everything, "mixing words to bring-out sparks." What emerges is a spiritual language that resists the exclusionary tendencies of the 21st century and offers subtle flashes of possibility. Throughout, there is breaking, but there is also unfolding—    

 

Praise for Excavating the Sky

"A promising new voice..." Kirkus Reviews

“Konstantin Kulakov is a genuine poet – with a subtle intelligence and lyrical power. Excavating The Sky is an artistic gem!” Cornel West

"[Excavating the Sky has] an unusual sensibility capable of bridging influences as unlikely as Mayakovsky and the Bible." David Rosenberg, co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Book of J (with Harold Bloom) 

"Kulakov's is a voice to be reckoned with, in his prophetic stance, in the power of his language, and in his linkage of poetry with the life of faith... These are brave, bold poems, excruciatingly beautiful..." The Christian Century