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City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry

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Windy City
            Christina Pugh
 
They wrote all over the rocks, the ones
who came before and come still; choicer
than graffiti, the paint cubed and letters
blocked like epitaphs: Acid or small groove
or baby cakes. And primary colors whet
the schools of foam the lake makes,
its mobile cursive less serene, while the city
wells above that trace of sociability—
its steeples snuffed, or nearly, in the mist:
this could have been Christminster,
or these the moral rocks Tess read
on her journey home in terrible,
delicate boots: the shores mirror us
always, but the city transpires.
 

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ISBN:
9781609380908
Author:
Van Cleave, Ryan G.
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Author:
Cleave, Ryan G Van
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
206
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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The poetic conversations inspired by Chicago have long been a vital part of America’s literary landscape, from Carl Sandburg and Gwendolyn Brooks to experimental writers and today’s slam poets. The one hundred contributors to this vibrant collection take their materials and their inspirations from the city itself in a way that continues this energetic dialogue.

 

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