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Slow trains overhead : Chicago poems and stories

Gibbons, Reginald. (Author).

Summary: Few people writing today could successfully combine an intimate knowledge of Chicago with a poet's eye, and capture what it's really like to live in this remarkable city. Embracing a striking variety of human experience--a chance encounter with a veteran on Belmont Avenue, the grimy majesty of the downtown El tracks, domestic violence in a North Side brownstone, the wide-eyed wonder of new arrivals at O'Hare, and much more--these new and selected poems and stories by Reginald Gibbons celebrate the heady mix of elation and despair that is city life. With Slow Trains Overhead, he has rendered a li.

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  • OCLC: ocn642685756
  • ISBN: 0226290581
  • ISBN: 9780226290584
  • ISBN: 0226290611
  • ISBN: 9780226290614
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (110 pages)
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.

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Contents: Adams & Wabash -- A meeting -- Pears or peaches -- Ode: citizens -- Avian time -- Elsewhere children -- A car -- Milwaukee & Division -- Small business -- Forsaken in the city -- A large heavy-faced woman, pocked, unkempt, in a loose dress -- Admiration -- A leap -- Mekong Restaurant -- City -- Wonder -- Ode: at a twenty-four-hour gas station -- Enough -- The vanishing point -- Just imagine -- On sad suburban afternoons of autumn -- Broadway & Argyle -- Slow motion -- Sparrow -- An aching young man -- Oh -- Boy on a busy corner -- A man in a suit -- Hungry man raids supermarket -- The blue dress -- The affect of elms -- Red Line Howard/95th -- Mission -- Rich pale pink -- Friday snow -- Nonna -- State & Wacker -- On Belmont -- Christmas -- Celebration -- No matter what has happened this May.
Subject: Chicago (Ill.) -- Poetry
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction

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