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By Robert Gibb

ISBN-10: 0268102090

ISBN-13: 9780268102098

ISBN-10: 0268102104

ISBN-13: 9780268102104

Among Ruins is the ultimate quantity of Homestead Works, a set of 4 books of poetry that discover the economic previous and legacy of the previous metal city of domicile, Pennsylvania, and, by means of extension, Pittsburgh. nationwide Poetry Series–winner Robert Gibb's haunting old narratives seize the metal urban, "Where the crucible generators poured hearth, / Slag erupted nightly above the opposite shore." The ruins during this booklet are various—personal, ancient, cultural—and are filtered via quite a few views, together with the poet's personal in addition to these of visible artists (Aaron Harry Gorson and Lewis Hine) who've made Pittsburgh their topic and artists (James Whistler, Eugène Atget, J. M. W. Turner) who've been imagined here.

The city of home exists as one of those reminiscence Theater during which what has been misplaced happens both without delay or within the ghosts of pentimento: "I glance down a block / Of Homestead," as one poem has it, "from which domicile is gone." Situating itself within the instant aftermath of the commercial Revolution, Among Ruins additionally matters itself with exertions historical past, lifestyles within the shadows of the now-phantom metal turbines, and financial restoration that has long past lacking to boot. Readers could be captivated by way of Gibb's plaintive, spare poems and thoughts of this cherished urban: “'Pittsburgh intended every thing to me / and it nonetheless does.'”

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