Under a Gull's Wing: Poems and Photographs of the Jersey Shore

Under a Gull's Wing: Poems and Photographs of the Jersey Shore

by Rich Youmans, Frank Finale
     
 
Under a Gull�s Wing is the first contemporary collection of poems and photographs about the Jersey Shore. The anthology covers quintessential shore subjects such as boardwalks and beaches; love and loss; legends, lore and famous landmarks, and takes readers on an evocative trip from the tip of Sandy Hook to Victorian Cape May. The contributors include some of the

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Under a Gull�s Wing is the first contemporary collection of poems and photographs about the Jersey Shore. The anthology covers quintessential shore subjects such as boardwalks and beaches; love and loss; legends, lore and famous landmarks, and takes readers on an evocative trip from the tip of Sandy Hook to Victorian Cape May. The contributors include some of the nation�s best known poets—Walt Whitman, John Ciardi, Robert Pinsky, A. R. Ammons and Maxine Kumin, among others. Under A Gull�s Wing presents all of the Shore: the natural beauty of Island Beach and the Forsythe Refuge, familiar and timeless beach towns, the decay of Asbury Park and Atlantic City. Quirky history such as Lucy the Margate Elephant and the High-Diving Horse of Atlantic City�s old Steel Pier are also remembered. This beautiful hardcover also includes more than two dozen images by some of the state�s best photographers. REVIEWS: "Every time I read from this book I come away with sand in my shoes, salt spray on my glasses, and an new appreciation for a stretch of shoreline that enchants millions."—Small Press Review "A book of poetry and photographs suitable for summer-day reading, whether that day exists in reality or only in memory and anticipation." —The New York Times "With images that evoke nostalgia and longing, Under A Gull�s Wing is a travelogue of sentiment about a place called the Jersey Shore." — The Philadelphia Inquirer "A special pleasure to read." — The Star-Ledger "...An anthology worthy of the Jersey Shore... From the extraordinary to the everyday, Under A Gull�s Wing captures life from Sandy Hook to Cape May." — Asbury Park Press "Under a Gull�s Wing is worth theread: a sweet and lovely book that touches you like the sea." — The Two River Times date 8/22/00

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780945582366
Publisher:
Down The Shore Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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