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"Slow Trains Overhead" by Reginald Gibbons

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$15 USD to rosiecole
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“The poems and stories in Reginald Gibbon’s Slow Trains Overhead are a constantly surprising tour through the loveliness and desperation of Chicago.  By their attentive listening, they pay homage to the city’s uncountable souls wherever they are to be found  --  on the map, on the street, at home, in the solitary mind’s eye.  This is a necessary, enlivening book by a keen observer with an open spirit who makes impassioned music out of the most ordinary encounters, without cynicism or sentimentality.”    - Rosellen Brown, author of Before and After: A Novel

Reginald Gibbons (Ph.D Stanford University, Comparative Literature) is a poet, fiction writer, translator, literary critic, artist, and Professor of English, Classics, and Spanish and Portuguese. In 2008 he published a new book of poems, Creatures of a Day (LSU Press, 2008), which was a Finalist for the 2008 National Book Award in poetry.  New books: Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (University of Chicago Press, 2010) and a bilingual selection of poems, Desde una barca de papel (Littera Libros, 2010).

In 2008 he also published a volume of new translations of Sophocles, Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments (Princeton); from 2006 to 2009 he was a columnist for American Poetry Review

Among "Chicagoans of the Year 2009" in the arts, Chicago Tribune


Item Special Note


  • This hardcover book has been signed by the Author
  • Item will be mailed to winning bidder at close of auction

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