NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning Russian-American poet, Konstantin Kulakov, has recently announced that his debut collection of poems, Excavating The Sky, will be published onDecember 4, 2015 by Dialogue Foundation Books. The book by this emerging New York City-based poet contains illustrations by the Romanian visual artist, Adina-Larisa Sufana, and will be available for readers on Amazon and Kindle. Kulakov's work has been lauded by poets and intellectuals in the West, including renowned authors: David Rosenberg (The Book of J), Brian Teare (Companion Grasses) and Stephen Bronner (The Bigot: Why Prejudice Persists), with the American public intellectual and author, Cornel Westcalling his debut collection "an artistic gem."
EXCAVATING THE SKY SELECTED TO APPEAR IN COMPETITIVE PRINT PUBLICATION OF KIRKUS
Of less than 10% of other books, Excavating the Sky was selected to appear in the November 15 print issue of Kirkus Reviews:
"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..."
KIRKUS REVIEWS CALLS KULAKOV "PROMISING NEW VOICE"
"Keats by Glenmont Metro" wins Greg Grummer Poetry Award
I am so excited to win Phoebe's Greg Grunner Poetry Award for my poem, "Keats by Glenmont Metro!" The judge, poet Brian Teare, had this to say about the poem: "i was moved by the quietly obsessive way this poem restricts itself to so few notes and picks them out one by one, inevitably building the same chord again and again, the meditative mind bound to the world by fear, desire, and mortal knowledge."
FERGUSON-INSPIRED POEM APPEARS IN HARVARD JOURNAL OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POLICY
My poem, "Where People Move and Find Their Being," is out in print and available for purchase in the 2015 issue of the Harvard Journal of African American Policy! I hear the issue is garnering rave reviews and selling well! It is available half-price for a limited time. The price is $10.00 for an annual publication: