The Sky Over Walgreens

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Mayapple Press, 2007 - Poetry - 73 pages
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Poetry. Chris Green is a wonderful poet of contemporary American life. Compassionate, candid, funny and smart, these poems explore things we know but are often unable to say about our everyday lives. Green's debt to other writers is a source of richness but never pedantry. Encountering other poets, books, animals, marriage, family, even the suburban strip mall--the experiences created by these poems are sources of surprise, light and shadow. Chris Green's poems have appeared in Poetry, Verse, North American Review, RATTLE, 5 AM, Poet Lore, Poetry East and other publications. He lives in Evanston, Illinois, where he teaches writing at Loyola University and DePaul University. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the DePaul University Humanities Center.

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Contents

Nursing Home Love Poem
7
Can Tell Ted Kooser and No One Else
20
Thoughts of Business
33
The Rollerway
60
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About the author (2007)

Chris Green's poetry has appeared in such journals as Poetry, Verse, Black Clock, North American Review, RATTLE, Court Green, and 5 AM. He edited the anthology, A Writers' Congress: Chicago Poets on Barack Obama's Inauguration (DePaul Poetry Institute, 2009). He is a Visiting Fellow at DePaul University's Humanities Center, teaches poetry at DePaul, and is Director of New Programs for DePaul's Continuing and Professional Education. His is the author of THE SKY OVER WALGREENS and most recently EPIPHANY SCHOOL, both from Mayapple Press.

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