By Robert Gibb
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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Among Ruins (Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry) by Robert Gibb