Deaf Republic Summary
Ilya Kaminsky

Everything you need to understand or teach Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky.

  • Deaf Republic Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Deaf Republic Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Deaf Republic Overview

Ilya Kaminsky's Deaf Republic is a collection of poems which function as a cohesive narrative. Divided into two acts, the poems enclosed in the collection tell the stories of Alfonso, Sonya, and Momma Galya. After their city, Vasenka, is invaded by foreign troops, the townspeople stage a resistance via voluntarily deafness. The poems explore themes including silence, intimacy, and voyeurism.

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Lesson Plan

Deaf Republic Lesson Plans contain 134 pages of teaching material, including: