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Tikkun on To Die Next To You

Jacob and Joseph begat Freud who begat Jung, who begat the poet Rodger Kamenetz and the visual artist Michael Hafftka. Their collaborative wizardry, published in the book To Die Next To You, is stunning. The poems and drawings (always paired) … Continue reading

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New Orleans and the Gulf South figured large in our 2013 reading and 10 great books rose to the top. Our selections reflect the varied tastes of our staff – and the wide range of book culture in the region… … Continue reading

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Tablet on To Die Next To You

Rodger Kamenetz Will Explain Your Dreams The writer and dream therapist’s new collaboration with artist Michael Hafftka By Liel Leibovitz|October 22, 2013 5:12 PM|Comments: 0 PrintEmail Share0 Tweet3 0 0 I never liked dream talk. Whenever anyone rushed over and said they just had to tell … Continue reading

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Review from Image Journal

To Die Next to You by Rodger Kamenetz and Michael Hafftka To Die Next to You is a hybrid creature—but a strange and miraculous one, a sphinx, or a flock of cherubim. A project of ten years’ production, the volume combines the … Continue reading

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A poem that secretly spoke to me

Rachel Dangermond on To Die Next To you Rodger read After the Flood, one of the more hauntingly beautiful poems in this collection. And oddly, it was not written after the 2005 Federal Flood, but years before. And when he was … Continue reading

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Reading Life NPR Radio Interview

Hear Rodger Kamenetz and Michael Hafftka discuss To Die Next To You with Susan Larson on WWNO’s The Reading Life http://bit.ly/17errHp

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The Velveteen Rabbi reviews To Die Next To You

To Die Next to You: poems and drawings by Kamenetz and Hafftka Poetry and drawing are brothers that emerge from the dark of sleep holding hands — bringing fresh images out of the vividness of dreams, giving birth to strange … Continue reading

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