July 5, 2017

Three Quick Looks 7.5.2017

A people’s history of Chicago
Coval’s poems here both pay homage to and extend the work of Zinn.
Though there are poems honoring more well-known historical bits of the city, several of the later poems become more person centered on people you’ve never heard of. It is the voice of the people of the city – more akin to oral history like Studs than Howard.

Imagine wanting only this
The fire isn’t
Only found in Peshtigo
It is everywhere

The best we could do
Go to encounter
Other challenges than you
And hatred will die