Shadow Traffic



The poems and stories in Shadow Traffic are a meditation on living in the aftermath of trauma. Migrating between disparate countries of memory, the pieces collected here permit writer and reader to travel through the Bronx of Kaminsky’s childhood in the late 1940s and early 1950s; the Romanian town of Kostitchan, whose history during the Holocaust cast its long shadow on his family; the inspiring and blood-drenched year 1968; a checkpoint during the first intifada; the office in Brooklyn where, as a psychotherapist, Kaminsky accompanies the invisible guests his patients’ stories invoke and release.

White text stating Shadow Traffic by Marc Kaminsky over the image of a collage of clocks, sheep, fire and people.

Marc Kaminsky

Publication Date: August 1, 2006

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

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ISBN: 978-1-59709-063-6


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