27 Views of Greensboro: The Gate City in Prose & Poetry

27 Views of Greensboro: The Gate City in Prose & Poetry

by Marianne Gingher


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27 Views of Greensboro: The Gate City in Prose & Poetry is the latest in Eno's popular series of local anthologies. The book showcases the literary life of one of North Carolina's most populous city by featuring the works of more than two dozen hometown writers. The result is a mosaic of perspectives about life in Greensboro in a variety of genres--journalism, history, fiction, poetry, and more.

Contributors include Fred Chappell, Michael Parker, Ann Deagon, Maria Johnson, Ed Cone, Veronica Grossi, Lee Zacharias, Joya Wesley, Stuart Dischell, Quinn Dalton, Linda Beatrice Brown, Jeri Rowe, Allen Johnson, Jim Schlosser, Richard Zweigenhaft, Diya Abdo, Val Neiman, Logie Meachem, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989609210
Publisher: John F Blair, Publisher
Publication date: 04/10/2015
Series: 27 Views
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,282,530
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Introduction by Marianne Gingher, a Greensboro native and author of fiction and nonfiction. Her novel, Bobby Rex's Greatest Hit, was made into a Movie-of-the-Week. Both Bobby Rex and Teen Angel, her short story collection received ALA Notable and Best Book awards. She is a professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

Preface 15

Introduction Marianne Gingher 17

Changing Views

Beyond the Limits of the City Michael Parker 33

Our House Has Two Stories Allen Johnson 38

The Bad Old Days Drew Perry 43

Sayf Diya Abdo 47

Sweet Magnolia Logie Meachum 54

Ghost City Edward Cone 59

"Fish Store Mural Relocated" Mark Smith-Soto 63

Gentrification and its Discontents: Forty Years in Fisher Park Richie Zweigenhaft 64

A Grave Situation Maria Johnson 69

Views from Before

Hamburger Square Has a Past Jim Schlosser 81

A Nice Nasty Town Linda Beatrice Brown 93

Safely Home Jim Dodson 101

A Family Remedy Ashley Kaufman 108

If These Walls Could Talk: Gone to Seed and Back Again at 400 Gorrell Lorraine Ahearn 116

A Place Called Home

Ice Fred Chappell 123

The Hunted Quinn Dalton 129

On a Rocky Inland Coast Lee Zacharias 136

Why I Live Where I Live John L. Robinson 145

Losing Ground Valerie Nieman 148

Ellen and the Great Trees Ann Deagon 152

"Grub" Josephus III 154

Home Becoming Tina Fircsheets 157

Street Scenes

Greensboro Beautiful Stuart Dischell 165

Cake Haven Katie Saintsing 169

What-A-Burger: The Hamburger of the Gale City Jeri Rowe 174

Sense of Place: A Short Story Steve Mitchell 181

"Greensboro, A Poem in Prose" Verónica Grossi 189

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