Author: Dane Kuttler
Cover Image: Tarah Dawson
Publication Date: January 19, 2016
Page Count: 38
Binding: Perfect-bound with Flaps
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Color: Black & white
Dane Kuttler’s inaugural book, And Who By Nobody’s Son?, weaves three seemingly unrelated storylines into an exploration of homes and homelands. The poems draw on the language of Yom Kippur liturgy, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), and queerness in pop culture. One thread follows the history of Sephardic Judaism from Spanish ancestry through the Expulsion of 1492 to a permanent exile. A second plays with the idea of experiencing home in one’s body, through a series of vignettes about a young queer person. The third focuses on the Boston Marathon Bombing and its effect on both city and nation, as America grapples with whether or not to lay claim to the roots of the Tsarnaev brothers’ radicalism. Kuttler ties together disparate narratives in order to suggest what it means to be called home.