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Carlos Cumpian: Everyday Apocalypses

Below listen to Carlos Cumpian read “When Jesus Walked,” one of two Cumpian poems I included in Smokestacks and Skyscrapers: An Anthology of Chicago Writing. One of the country’s finest Hispanic-Latino-American poets (a designation clumsy but inaccurate and made up … Continue reading

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Smokestacks and Skyscrapers: An Anthology of Chicago Writing

Smokestacks and Skyscrapers: An Anthology of Chicago Writing, edited by David Starkey and Richard Guzman, is the most comprehensive collection of Chicago writing ever made. ¬†Starting with the early explorer Father Marquette and the Potowatami Chief Metea and ending with … Continue reading

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Praise for Smokestacks & Skyscrapers

In 1999 Loyola University Press’ imprint, Wild Onion Books, published a book David Starkey and I edited.¬† Smokestacks and Skyscrapers was the first major anthology of Chicago writing in nearly 50 years and by far its most comprehensive.¬† It gained … Continue reading

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