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Poetry. Wander with CAConrad and Frank Sherlock through this psychogeographical poem. Experience peoples' histories and magical traditions rooted in the first capital of the American possible--the city of Philadelphia. Visit landmarks that remain standing, revisit citizens that live on in memory, and participate in the future mappings of your city yet to be realized--the c
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Hardcover, 100 pages
Published February 15th 2010 by Factory School (first published 2010)
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Bill Tarlin
Enjoyable read. The collaboration between Conrad and Sherlock is one long poem. Although the style shifts here and there from narrow columns of narrative voice to projective lines that spread loose across the page, I found the pace and tone consistent.
The book is rooted in Philadelphia and I found the city more Real than Imagined. It's full of anecdotes and frustrations of the everyday lives of poets and artists. The authors pull meaning and sometimes magic from the sidewalks. There's a fair am
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Jan 26, 2010 CA rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I'm very proud of this book and the hard work Frank and I did!

And THANK YOU Bill Marsh and Zoe Strauss!
And thank you everyone who will buy it and read it!
CAConrad
http://cityrealandimagined.blogspot.com/




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CAConrad’s childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He is the author of 9 books of poetry and essays the latest While Standing In Line For Death is forthcoming from Wave Books in September 2017. He is a Pew Fellow and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Headlands Center for the Arts, Banff, RADAR, Flying O ...more
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