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Beautiful Rust: Poems (Working Lives Series)

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Ken Meisel's got the beat in his hit parade of Motown poems. I love his long lines and smoky fires, the effect gravity has on the living and the dead. His Purgatorio includes Marvin Gaye, an echo of better times painted onto a billboard overlooking the freeway and Dubois Street. Meisel is interested in the music of "grassy fields and abandoned places...wild pheasants and d ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 4th 2009 by Bottom Dog Press
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Dec 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Because I read so much working class literature, I did think to myself when I picked up Kein Meisel's book of poetry about Detroit, what else is there to say about this city that hasn't already been said in the world of poetry? (Forgive me, please, all of you who are from Detroit!) Afterall, the poetry of Jim Daniels and Philip Levine has explored the Rust Belt city for decades....

The answer to my own question is Meisel has plenty to say, and he says it well. This collection does more than mere
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