Shackamaxon

Shackamaxon

eBook - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
"Poet David Livewell beckons you to follow him down the streets where he spent his childhood in North Philadelphia. This prize-winning collection guides readers through the working-class neighborhood of Kensington, not as tourists or passersby, but as open-eyed observers of the visceral and unique spirit of the locales and its inhabitants. Through his use of metrics and poetic forms, Livewell skillfully weaves together harsh urban narratives with tragic regional history to create a colorful mosaic of colonial hope, industrialization, religion, racism, memory, and the current state of the American dream. These poems give a voice to people and places, both past and present, whose untold stories of suffering, survival, love, and family will resonate with readers from diverse worlds."--Publisher's website.

Truman State Univ Pr
Poet David Livewell beckons you to follow him down the streets where he spent his childhood in North Philadelphia. This prize-winning collection guides readers through the working-class neighborhood of Kensington, not as tourists or passersby, but as open-eyed observers of the visceral and unique spirit of the locales and its inhabitants. Through his use of metrics and poetic forms, Livewell skillfully weaves together harsh urban narratives with tragic regional history to create a colorful mosaic of colonial hope, industrialization, religion, racism, memory, and the current state of the American dream. These poems give a voice to people and places, both past and present, whose untold stories of suffering, survival, love, and family will resonate with readers from diverse worlds.
Winner of the 2012 T. S. Eliot Prize, David Livewell guides readers through the working-class neighborhood of Philadelphia, not as tourists or passersby, but as open-eyed observers of the visceral and unique spirit of the locales and its inhabitants.

Publisher: Kirksville, Mo. : Truman State University Press, ©2012
ISBN: 9781612480787
1612480780
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 75 pages)

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