All the Bad Girls Wear Russian Accents
by Jane Muschenetz
On sale now at Amazon and Kelsay Books. Order a signed copy here.
A portion of the proceeds from All the Bad Girls Wear Russian Accents is donated to organizations supporting Ukrainian refugees.
A refugee and poet, Jane Muschenetz has a lesson for all of us. In beautiful, intimate language
reminiscent of the great Eastern European poet Adam Zagajewski, she tells us the essential truth she has learned about being human. This truth is that, despite our apparent differences in background, color and religion, we are all brothers and sisters, sharing a world where we are all strangers.”
–John Guzlowski, Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Poetry and Eric Hoffer/Montaigne Award for Echoes of Tattered Tongues
All the Bad Girls Wear Russian Accents is a timely, honest, and beautiful testimony to
the many ways refugees, especially war refugees, must learn to survive and find a new home and new words when forced to flee. Jane Muschenetz, whose eloquent, moving lines reveal a keen understanding of our need for human sustenance and an artful ability to get to the heart of the matter, is
a poet to watch.”
–Tara Lynn Masih, National Jewish Book Award Finalist for My Real Name Is Hanna
Jane Muschenetz, Yevgenia! Poet. Artist. Mom. This extraordinary first collection takes the reader on a journey through Jane's life from child refugee fleeing the USSR
to poignant advocate for immigrants, women, children, and demonstrates the power
of language and poetry as a means, to not only survive, but to rise!”
–Michael Klam, Executive Editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual, author of Anything for a Dull Moment
Jane Muschenetz is a fierce example of raw resilience. Her work has the ability to rip your heart out and gently show you which places need repair and which spots are beautiful. When she headlined Poets Underground, she embodied a nurturing warrior, whose poetry inspires all to believe in themselves, and never lose sight of who you are. ”