Brass Knuckles

Brass Knuckles

by Stuart Dybek
     
 

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[The poems] address the condition of growing up in Chicago street-smart and dream-poor. Dybek avoids most clichés of urban decay and disillusionment, creating a dark socio-psychological climate. . . . This poet's stark evocations of life in the alley afford fresh perspective on the resilience of human spirit."--Chicago Sun-Times

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[The poems] address the condition of growing up in Chicago street-smart and dream-poor. Dybek avoids most clichés of urban decay and disillusionment, creating a dark socio-psychological climate. . . . This poet's stark evocations of life in the alley afford fresh perspective on the resilience of human spirit."--Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822953074
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
09/28/1979
Pages:
69

Meet the Author

Brass Knuckles, STUART DYBEK’s first collection of poems, was first published in 1979. A second collection, Streets in Their Own Ink, appeared in 2004 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Dybek is the author of three books of fiction, Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, The Coast of Chicago, and most recently, a novel-in-stories, I Sailed With Magellan (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). His fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, DoubleTake, Poetry, and other magazines. Dybek is Professor of English at Western Michigan University and a member of the permanent faculty for the Prague Summer Writers Seminars. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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