Leaving Gary

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ISBN 978-1-882688-16-6
Publication Date
December 1997
Page Count
112 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Leaving Gary

John Sheehan

Rooted in the social activism of Vatican II, the civil rights and anti-war movements of the sixties, the poetry of John Sheehan is filled with keen observations of place, people and time, where steel mills and sand dunes intersect with schoolchildren, overhead remarks, blues and jazz, where pumpkins sit beneath TV sets blaring the evening news. Leaving Gary confronts issues of race and class, religion and landscape, memory and media, chronicling places which changed and places we wish would change.

About the Author
"Luminous, life affirming and radiant. John Sheehan's wisdom touches all of us." --Tony Fitzpatrick