I Just Lately Started Buying Wings by Kim Dana Kupperman
Missives from the Other Side of Silence

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I Just Lately Started Buying Wings is a finely crafted debut, winner of the 2009 Bakeless Nonfiction Prize

Kim Dana Kupperman’s essays plumb the emotional and spiritual depths of a transitory life. Her episodic “missives” cover territory from the chaos of a frenetic childhood to love affairs, failed and otherwise, to the Chernobyl nuclear accident, to an ocean-crossing search for her Eastern European roots. In confident, lyrical prose, Kupperman leads the reader through a winding gallery—a collection of still lifes and portraits, landscapes of loneliness and love.
 

About Kim Dana Kupperman

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Kim Dana Kupperman's work has appeared in Best American Essays and many literary journals. She is the founder of Welcome Table Press and works as a managing editor of The Gettysburg Review.
 
Published August 3, 2010 by Graywolf Press. 217 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The Chernobyl nuclear cataclysm kept Kupperman from traveling to Russia, further complicating “the business of remembering.” In “The Perfect Meal,” the author examines her doomed love affair with a married man, and “That Roar on the Other Side of Violence” provides eloquent anecdotes about the ba...

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Kim Dana Kupperman seems obsessed with her relatives’ ashes.

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Portland Book Review

This is that book you pull up to on a rainy day and are looking for something a little depressing but occasionally exultant to bear the gray day.

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Bookmarks Magazine

In confident, lyrical prose, Kupperman leads the reader through a winding gallery—a collection of still lifes and portraits, landscapes of loneliness and love.

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In Kim Dana Kupperman’s first book, the reader moves through what Kupperman terms “missives”—short meditations on life that traverse Kupperman’s biography and the globe.

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Project MUSE

But Kupperman, the founder of Welcome Table Press, which hosts educational seminars for essayists and plans to publish essay collections, is at heart an advocate of the individual, self-standing essay.

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