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The Trolleyman

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Poetry by Bob Pajich
Paperback, 54 pages
Published 2012 by Low Ghost Press
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Hosho
Aug 24, 2012 Hosho rated it it was amazing
Bob Pajich's The Trolleyman is everything poetry should be: gritty, smart, battle-worn, and beautifully human. The book carries the weight of life's regrets, of all the things that never worked out, of hard-scrabble lives lived and died against the undeniable backdrop of Pittsburgh. It's steel, and factories, and blue-collar jobs that are hard to get and then too gaddamned hard to live without. It's football, and cheap beer, and a world seemingly without heroes...that is, unless you understand ...more
Scott Silsbe
Jan 07, 2013 Scott Silsbe rated it it was amazing
There are some of us who have been waiting for a first full-length book of poems by Bob Pajich for what seems like a long time, and I’m happy to say that The Trolleyman was worth the wait.

The Trolleyman is a generous book. It contains nearly 30 poems, some of which are on the longer side. I say it is a generous book because there is a lot going on here. There are poems about family (and the complexities of family life), about work, about drinking after work, about shooting pool, about relationsh
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