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Streets in Their Own Ink: Poems

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Publisher Comments:

"Streets in Their Own Ink . . . has a gritty realism infused with a sense of the marvelous." --Edward Hirsch, The Washington Post
In a city like that one might sail

through life led by a runaway hat.

The young scattered in whatever directions

their wild hair pointed and, gusting

into one another, they fell in love.

-from "Windy City"

In his second book of poems, Stuart Dybek finds vitality in the same vibrant imagery that animates his celebrated works of fiction. The poems of Streets in Their Own Ink map the internal geographies of characters who inhabit severe and often savage city streets, finding there a tension that transfigures past and present, memory and fantasy, sin and sanctity, nostalgia and the need to forget. Full of music and ecstasy, they consecrate a shadowed, alternate city of dreams and retrospection that parallels a modern city of hard realities. Ever present is Dybek's signature talent for translating "extreme and fantastic events into a fabulous dailiness, as though the extraordinary were everywhere around us if only someone would tell us where to look" (Geoffrey Wolff).

About the Author

Stuart Dybek's books include I Sailed with Magellan (FSG, 2003), The Coast of Chicago (Picador, 2003), and a previous volume of poetry, Brass Knuckles. A professor of English at Western Michigan University, he lives in Kalamazoo.

Table of Contents

I.
Windy City
Autobiography
Bath
The Volcano
The Sunken Garden
Fish Camp
Benediction
Ginny's Basement
Mowing
Christening
Narcissus
Boundary
Shoesa
Chord
Election Day
Angelus
 
II.
Sirens
Current
Swan
Seven Sentences
Sleepers
Kitty-Corner
Night Walk
The Estrangement of Luis Leon
Curtains
Three Windows
Maja
View
Journal
Three Nocturnes
Nylon
Vigil
 
III.
Vespers
Revelation
Anti-Memoir
 
Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374270957
Subtitle:
Poems
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author:
Dybek, Stuart
Location:
New York
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
18445
Publication Date:
20060321
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
8.22 x 5.48 x 0.26 in

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