Spring Comes To Chicago by Campbell McGrathSpring Comes To Chicago by Campbell McGrath

Spring Comes To Chicago

byCampbell McGrath

Paperback | November 1, 1996

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Capitalism and American Noiseintroduced readers to the musical, comedic, and impassioned voice of poet Campbell McGrath. Now, in Spring Comes to Chicago, McGrath pushes deeper into the jungle of American culture, exposing and celebrating our native hungers and dreams. In the centerpiece of the book, "The Bob Hope Poem," McGrath confronts the paradoxes that energize and confound us--examining his own avid affection for People magazine and contemplating such diverse subjects as Wittgenstein, meat packers, money, and, of course, Bob Hope himself. Whether viewing this life with existential gravity or consumerist glee, McGarth creates poetry that is at once public and profoundly personal.

Campbell Mcgrath’s previous collections are Capitalism, American Noise, Spring Comes to Chicago, Road Atlas, and Florida Poems. His awards include the Kingsley Tufts Prize and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. He teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami.
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Title:Spring Comes To ChicagoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.22 inPublished:November 1, 1996

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ISBN - 10:0880014849

ISBN - 13:9780880014847

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A new collection of poetry by the author of American Noise presents a three-part anthology--featuring the sections "Joy," "The Bob Hope Poem," and "The Pregnancy Triptych"--that celebrates and analyzes humankind's collective pursuit of happiness. Original

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"'Make a joyful noise,' the Psalms urgeus, and Campbell McGarth does just that in American Noise.... Like a settler, he stakes his claim, and it is a large one. What a pleasure to walk this land with him." (Cynthia MacDonald)