Poetry. Photography. "In FROM MILLTOWN TO MALLTOWN, poets Jim Daniels and Jane McCafferty team up with photographer Charlee Brodsky to create work of exponential force in much the same way their subjects: the steel mill era ghosts of Homestead, Pennsylvania, confront the gleaming demons of its mall-ified present. The result is a provocative and haunting portrait of working class America in decline and the scars we bear in the name of progress. Disturbing, elegiac, and at times, wickedly wry, the chemistry between Brodsky's bleak, beautifully spare photos and the poets' renegade imaginations jolts us in the way art must"--Dorianne Laux.
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About the Author
Jim Daniels is the author of twelve books of poems, including, most recently, Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry. In addition, he has published three collections of short fiction, edited or co-edited four anthologies, and written two produced screenplays. His awards include the Brit-tingham Prize for Poetry, the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His poems have appeared in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies. STREET, his previous book with Charlee Brodsky, won the Tillie Olsen Prize. He is the Thomas Stockman Baker Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.
| Jane McCafferty is the author of three books of fiction. Her first book of stories, Director of the World, won the Drue Heinz award. Her second book, One Heart, is a novel published by HarperCollins, as is her third book, a collection of stories entitled Thank You for the Music. She has been awarded an NEA, two Pushcart Prizes, and six of her stories have been listed in Best American Short Stories. She has been the writer for Charlee Brodsky's photography shows "Faces" and "Seasons." McCafferty has also published essays, stories and poems in various journals, and is currently at work on another novel. She is an associate professor of writing at Carnegie Mellon.
| Charlee Brodsky, a documentary photographer and a professor of photography at Carnegie Mellon University, describes her work as dealing with social issues and beauty. Bellevue Literary Press published her book on mental illness titled I Thought I Could Fly...Portraits of Anguish, Compulsion, and Despair. Her book, STREET, with writer Jim Daniels, was awarded the Tillie Olsen Prize by the Working Class Studies Association. Knowing Stephanie, a book about a woman's life with breast cancer featuring her photographs, was selected for the American Association of University Presses' outstanding books of 2004 exhibition. In addition, Brodsky received a regional Emmy with three others for her work on Stephanie, a documentary video.