Bum Town

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ISBN 978-1-882688-25-8
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Publication Date
April 2001
Page Count
45 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Bum Town

Tony Fitzpatrick

Bum Town is Tony Fitzpatrick's allegorical tale of a journey through Chicago with the ghost of his father--revisiting the places that have changed, remembering the uncle who died as a boy trying to hop a freight during the Great Depressions, praising and dispraising a city of dreams and despair.

About the Author
"Tony Fitzpatrick's poem is as deeply moving a tribute to a father as I've read in a long time." --Studs Terkel
"Tony Fitzpatrick writes poetry like he does everything else--for keeps." --Steve Earle
"His relationship with his world--which is the past, present, and, indeed, the future Chicago--remains passionately and disturbingly real." --Chicago Tribune Magazine