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Good Poems, American Places

Good Poems, American Places

Introduction by: Garrison Keillor

Year Published: 2011

Description: This anthology of poems—selected and introduced by bestselling author and radio personality Garrison Keillor of A Prairie Home Companion fame—illustrates and celebrates the people and places that epitomize the American experience. Featuring the words of poets both eminent and unknown, it is divided into 15 separate sections, including one titled "Good Work," which comprises 18 poems that collectively paint a portrait of America's spirit of industriousness and enduring character as a nation of workers

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Julianna Gulden

'Carried away by some ordinary American reality that the poet startes at for a long while and loses track or mortality, the disappointment of midlife, loneliness, the pain caused by the bad daddy or the clueless lover or the irritable children, and renders a memoir of the place in that moment.'

Good Poems, American Places

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