The City, Our City

The City, Our City

Book - 2011
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A William Carlos William Award Finalist for 2012
A Kansas City Star Top Book of 2012
A Library Journal Top Winter Poetry Pick

A series of semi-mythologized, symbolic narratives interspersed with dramatic monologues, the poems collected in The City, Our City showcase the voice of a young poet striking out, dramatically, emphatically, to stake his claim on "the City." It is an unnamed, crowded place where the human questions and observations found in almost any city--past, present, and future--ring out with urgency. These poems--in turn elegiac, celebratory, haunting, grave, and joyful--give hum to our modern experience, to those caught up in the City's immensity, and announce the arrival of a major new contemporary poet.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781571314451
1571314458
Characteristics: x, 105 p. ;,22 cm.

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