Leaving Gary / John Sheehan.

Author
Sheehan, John [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Chicago : Tia Chucha Press : Distributed by Northwestern University Press, Chicago Distribution Center, [1997], ©1997.
Description
112 pages ; 23 cm

Details

Summary note
  • Rooted in the social activism of Vatican II, the civil rights and anti-war movements of the sixties, the poetry of John Sheehan is filled with keen observations of place, people and time, where steel mills and sand dunes intersect with school children, overheard remarks, blues and jazz, where pumpkins sit beneath TV sets blaring the evening news. Leaving Gary jumps from a Houston of ice cream parlors and fried chicken in the twenties, to seminary life in Canada in the forties, and teaching life today.
  • It confronts issues of race and class, religion and landscape, memory and media, chronicling places which have changed and places we wish would change.
Contents
  • Growing Up Catholic
  • Houston Summer '28
  • Quiet Piano Reverie
  • Worlds Apart
  • At Old Sylvan Beach
  • Brooksie
  • Spoiled By Toronto
  • Consider
  • Riding Down to Galveston
  • Celibate Nerves
  • You Just Can't Be Nice to Some People
  • Epithalamion
  • Terri's Feet
  • Margie Likes
  • For Margie
  • I'm Afraid My Fears Are Just Too Damn Boring
  • Memorial Day 1984
  • We've Only Been Messing Up These Dunes Since 1906
  • Steel Country U.S.A.
  • Hidden Lake Anthology 1978
  • Gary Postscript '89
  • Alternate View
  • Middlemix U.S.A.
  • The Easiest Route to Chicago From Gary
  • Maxwell Street Market
  • Schoolscape
  • Song For The Nineties
  • No History in Their Bones
  • On The Death of Lord Louis Mountbatten
  • A Good Year For Plastic
  • The Farthest West You Can Go Is East
  • Nanook of The North
  • Color Us Human
  • Political Prisoners U.S.A.
  • Thoughts of an Ambivalent Carnivore
  • Coca Coca Coca Cola
  • Aftermath
  • Thoughts on Sloth and Mardi Gras
  • Free Zone --
  • Jazz Us Some Language Revivified
  • Comfort of Pumpkins
  • A City Boy Looks at Nature
  • This Urge This Itch
  • On Being Unpublished at 59
  • Pluriform Ways to Appreciate Poetry
  • "A Thing Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Poorly"
  • The Tooth of The Lion
  • By Any Other Name
  • Give Us This Day
  • Jesus Ain't No
  • The Old Lady's House
  • At The Seaside With Monet
  • Good Friday.
ISBN
1882688163 (pbk.)
LCCN
97061749
OCLC
38308427
RCP
C - S
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