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Anthracite Country: Poems

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Paperback, 68 pages
Published January 28th 1982 by Random House (NY) (first published 1982)
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Karen
Jul 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I pride myself on knowing the poetry of Pennsylvania -- that is the poets who take on the landscape and people of my homestate. So I was a bit embarrassed when I found Anthracite Country by Jay Parini, a gem of a poetry book resting on the bookshelves of my local library. I had read Parini's criticism, but not his poetry, and I really enjoyed this collection. In this slim volume of poems, Parini tackles class issues, labor history, and even religion. And of course, as the title of the book sugge ...more
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Jay Parini (born 1948) is an American writer and academic. He is known for novels and poetry, biography and criticism.