Spring Comes To Chicago

Author: Campbell McGrath
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 9780880014847
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Spring Comes To Chicago from the Author: Campbell McGrath. Capitalism and American Noiseintroduced readers to the musical, comedic, and impassioned voice of poet Campbell McGrath. Now, in Spring Comes to Chicago, McGrath pushes deeper into the jungle of American culture, exposing and celebrating our native hungers and dreams. In the centerpiece of the book, "The Bob Hope Poem," McGrath confronts the paradoxes that energize and confound us--examining his own avid affection for People magazine and contemplating such diverse subjects as Wittgenstein, meat packers, money, and, of course, Bob Hope himself. Whether viewing this life with existential gravity or consumerist glee, McGarth creates poetry that is at once public and profoundly personal.

The New Young American Poets

Author: Kevin Prufer
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809323098
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The New Young American Poets from the Author: Kevin Prufer. A collection of the works of forty American poets born since 1960.

Road Atlas

Author: Campbell McGrath
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060935103
Size: 12.36 MB
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Road Atlas from the Author: Campbell McGrath. From Brazil to Manitoba, Las Vegas to Miami Beach, 1999 MacArthur Fellow Campbell McGrath charts a poetics of place and everyday experience. Road Atlas is personal, provocative and accessible -- the finest work yet from "the most Swiftian poet of his generation" (David Biespiel, Hungry Mind Review).

Florida Studies

Author: Claudia Slate
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443821705
Size: 79.20 MB
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Florida Studies from the Author: Claudia Slate. This volume contains a variety of essays about Florida literature and history by scholars from across the state representing every kind of institution of higher learning, from community colleges to small liberal arts institutions to large universities. The first section, Pedagogy, includes essays about using Florida’s environment to its fullest in the composition classroom. The essays in Old Florida explore Florida Cracker Westerns and slave shipwrecks off the Florida coast, as well as works by James Weldon Johnson, Rex Beach, and Zora Neale Hurston. Contemporary Florida is the largest section with essays that discuss, among other topics, Stephen King, Hunter Thompson, Elizabeth Bishop, and the “Dexter” novels. The essay in Natural Florida focuses on Florida ecocriticism.

Literary Chicago

Author: Greg Holden
Publisher: Lake Claremont Press
ISBN: 9781893121010
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Literary Chicago from the Author: Greg Holden. A collection of anecdotes and excerpts collected from Chicago's rich literary legacy, with profiles of the neighborhoods featured in key works and those that inspired some of the city's authors.

Hunting For Frogs On Elston And Other Tales From Field Street

Author: Jerry Sullivan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226779942
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Hunting For Frogs On Elston And Other Tales From Field Street from the Author: Jerry Sullivan. A selection of savvy observations on urban ecology from one of the Midwest's foremost authorities on the subject, Hunting for Frogs on Elston collects the best of naturalist Jerry Sullivan's weekly Field & Street columns, originally published in the Chicago Reader. Engaging, opinionated, inspiring, and occasionally irreverent, Hunting for Frogs on Elston pays tribute to Chicago's natural history while celebrating one of its greatest champions. Published in association with the Chicago Wilderness coalition, Hunting for Frogs on Elston comprehensively chronicles Chicagoland's unique urban ecology, from its indigenous prairie and oft-delayed seasons to its urban coyotes and passenger pigeons. In witty, informed prose, Sullivan evokes his adventures netting dog-faced butterflies, hunting rattlesnakes, and watching fireflies mate. Inspired by regional flora and fauna, Sullivan ventures throughout the metropolis and its environs in search of sludge worms, gyrfalcons, and wild onions. In reporting his findings to otherwise oblivious urbanites, Sullivan endeavors to make "alienated, atomized, postmodern people feel at home, connected to something beyond ourselves." In the sprawling Chicagoland region, where an urban ecosystem teeming with remarkable life evolves between skyscrapers and train tracks, no writer chronicled the delicate balance of nature and industry more vividly than Jerry Sullivan. An homage to the urban ecology Sullivan loved so dearly, Hunting for Frogs on Elston is his fitting legacy as well as a lasting gift to the urban naturalist in us all.

Florida Poems

Author: Campbell McGrath
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060527366
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Florida Poems from the Author: Campbell McGrath. Part fable, part diatribe, part elegy, part love song, this extraordinary fifth collection by Campbell McGrath makes poetry of the most unlikely of materials -- his home state of Florida. While at times poignantly personal, McGrath also returns for the first time to the characteristically comic and visionary public voice displayed in the renowned "Bob Hope Poem." Moving effortlessly from prehistory to the space age, he catalogues Florida's natural wonders and historical figureheads, from Ponce de LeÓn to Walt Disney, William Bartram to Chuck E. Cheese -- "the bewhiskered Mephistopheles of ring toss,/the diabolical vampire of our transcendent ideals." In the brilliant sociohistorical monologue of "The Florida Poem," McGrath employs the Fountain of Youth as a mythic symbol for both the tragic consequences of a society built on greed and cultural erasure and the diverse human potential, "which must become the fountain/for any communal future we might dare imagine." Place-bound and tightly focused, Campbell McGrath's message is nonetheless universal, as his penetrating vision of Florida is also a vision of America -- its history and hopes, failings and fulfillments, and the eternal force that transcends it all.


Author: Gary Brahl
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105979431
Size: 39.81 MB
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Dna from the Author: Gary Brahl.

Pax Atomica

Author: Campbell McGrath
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062111913
Size: 68.76 MB
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Pax Atomica from the Author: Campbell McGrath. Pax Atomica by Campbell McGrath has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.