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Streets in Their Own Ink

Poems

Stuart Dybek

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In his second book of poems, Stuart Dybek finds vitality in the same vibrant imagery that animates his works of fiction. The poems of Streets in Their Own Ink map the internal geographies of characters who inhabit severe and often savage city streets, finding there a tension that transfigures past and present, memory and fantasy, sin and sanctity, nostalgia and the need to forget. Full of music and ecstasy, these poems consecrate a shadowed, alternate city of dreams and retrospection that parallels a modern city of hard realities.

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"A poet of the city, [Dybek] offers us what Eliot once called 'such a vision of the street / as the street hardly understands.'" --Sandra M. Gilbert, Poetry

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  • Stuart Dybek

  • Stuart Dybek's books include I Sailed with Magellan (FSG, 2003), The Coast of Chicago (Picador, 2003), and a previous volume of poetry, Brass Knuckles. A professor of English at Western Michigan University, he lives in Kalamazoo.
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Poems

Stuart Dybek

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