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The Golden Book of Springfield

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Fiction. Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) was the most intensely romantic U.S. poet of his generation, a Prairie State populist called by Harriet Monroe of Poetry the most gifted and original poet we have ever printed. In this radically nonconformist dream of the future, the coffee houses, movie theatres, streets and parks of Springfield in the Mystic Year 2018 is the setting fo ...more
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Published January 1st 2000 by Charles Kerr (first published 1999)
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And there's a reason Springfield doesn't hail Lindsey's name...and it's not his politics.
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Vachel Lindsay was an American poet responsible for pioneering modern singing poetry. His most famous work is "The Congo" which clearly exhibits his focus on sound in his poetry, using onomotopeia to imitate the pounding drums and chants of Congo's indigenous people.
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