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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