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Dmitry Kiper

Dmitry Kiper is a New York City writer working on short stories, poems, songs, and other curiosities. He is currently a fellow at the Writers' Institute at the City University of New York.

Tom Waits Takes His Old Fans For a New Ride

Bums. Drunks. Prostitutes. Travelers. Nighthawks. Hustlers. Throughout the 1970s—under the spell of Jack Kerouac, Edward Hopper, and Charles Bukowski—Tom Waits told sad, comic tales of the down-and-out.

Gogol Bordello and the American Dream

A Violinist’s Journey from Russia to Brooklyn and the World Stage by Dmitry Kiper

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The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2020

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