skip to content
Shackamaxon Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Shackamaxon

Author: David Livewell
Publisher: Kirksville, Mo. : Truman State University Press, ©2012.
Series: New odyssey series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Poet David Livewell beckons you to follow him down the streets where he spent his childhood in North Philadelphia. This prize-winning collection guides readers through the working-class neighborhood of Kensington, not as tourists or passersby, but as open-eyed observers of the visceral and unique spirit of the locales and its inhabitants. Through his use of metrics and poetic forms, Livewell skillfully weaves  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Livewell
ISBN: 9781612480770 1612480772 9781612480787 1612480780
OCLC Number: 796355057
Description: ix, 75 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Philly Things --
Early maps --
Specimens at Shackamaxon --
The burning glass --
Sheet metal shears --
Salmon bricks --
The fireplug --
Sleights of hand --
Negatives --
Voices from the Great Depression --
Panes of gold --
Cellar play --
The sharpener --
Stickball at St. Mike's --
Two streetscapes --
Petitions. Sink bath ; Fatigues ; Dream Duet ; Chalk ; Late chores ; Passiontide. --
Playstreet kid --
Snow vigil --
Presence --
First snowfall --
Winter commuters --
Earth and snow --
The firehouse --
Wait for dial tone --
El bar patron --
Landfill --
The swim --
The bargain --
The ride --
The sterilizer --
Listening for bridge builders --
Dominion for Claire --
Around the world with Walter's blues --
Mode locking --
Shine on brightly --
City seeds --
Summer Elegy --
So many distant things are close tonight --
Quarry --
Marble --
Christmas Eve: A gloss --
After a city Christmas --
Strawman --
Vernal song --
Vestibule blessing --
Outside Veteran's affairs --
Weather-wise --
Lines against dyeing --
How to walk down the aisle --
Cameo --
The swing --
Shannon's song --
Baseball boy --
Sparks --
Winter mantel --
Christmas at whitall house --
Key West photographs, 1991 --
Lover's leap --
On a day we cannot name --
Decipherers --
New Year's Eve.
Series Title: New odyssey series.
Responsibility: David Livewell.

Abstract:

"Poet David Livewell beckons you to follow him down the streets where he spent his childhood in North Philadelphia. This prize-winning collection guides readers through the working-class neighborhood of Kensington, not as tourists or passersby, but as open-eyed observers of the visceral and unique spirit of the locales and its inhabitants. Through his use of metrics and poetic forms, Livewell skillfully weaves together harsh urban narratives with tragic regional history to create a colorful mosaic of colonial hope, industrialization, religion, racism, memory, and the current state of the American dream. These poems give a voice to people and places, both past and present, whose untold stories of suffering, survival, love, and family will resonate with readers from diverse worlds."--Publisher's website.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/796355057> # Shackamaxon
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "796355057" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1121037653#Place/kirksville_mo> ; # Kirksville, Mo.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mou> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1121037653#Topic/amerikanisches_englisch> ; # Amerikanisches Englisch
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007100768> ; # American poetry--21st century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1121037653#Event/2000_2099> ; # 2000-2099
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1121037653#Topic/lyrik> ; # Lyrik
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/807348> ; # American poetry
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/811.6/e23/> ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2012" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/1998559> ; # David Livewell
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description "Philly Things -- Early maps -- Specimens at Shackamaxon -- The burning glass -- Sheet metal shears -- Salmon bricks -- The fireplug -- Sleights of hand -- Negatives -- Voices from the Great Depression -- Panes of gold -- Cellar play -- The sharpener -- Stickball at St. Mike's -- Two streetscapes -- Petitions. Sink bath ; Fatigues ; Dream Duet ; Chalk ; Late chores ; Passiontide. -- Playstreet kid -- Snow vigil -- Presence -- First snowfall -- Winter commuters -- Earth and snow -- The firehouse -- Wait for dial tone -- El bar patron -- Landfill -- The swim -- The bargain -- The ride -- The sterilizer -- Listening for bridge builders -- Dominion for Claire -- Around the world with Walter's blues -- Mode locking -- Shine on brightly -- City seeds -- Summer Elegy -- So many distant things are close tonight -- Quarry -- Marble -- Christmas Eve: A gloss -- After a city Christmas -- Strawman -- Vernal song -- Vestibule blessing -- Outside Veteran's affairs -- Weather-wise -- Lines against dyeing -- How to walk down the aisle -- Cameo -- The swing -- Shannon's song -- Baseball boy -- Sparks -- Winter mantel -- Christmas at whitall house -- Key West photographs, 1991 -- Lover's leap -- On a day we cannot name -- Decipherers -- New Year's Eve."@en ;
    schema:description ""Poet David Livewell beckons you to follow him down the streets where he spent his childhood in North Philadelphia. This prize-winning collection guides readers through the working-class neighborhood of Kensington, not as tourists or passersby, but as open-eyed observers of the visceral and unique spirit of the locales and its inhabitants. Through his use of metrics and poetic forms, Livewell skillfully weaves together harsh urban narratives with tragic regional history to create a colorful mosaic of colonial hope, industrialization, religion, racism, memory, and the current state of the American dream. These poems give a voice to people and places, both past and present, whose untold stories of suffering, survival, love, and family will resonate with readers from diverse worlds."--Publisher's website."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1121037653> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1121037653#Series/new_odyssey_series> ; # New odyssey series.
    schema:name "Shackamaxon"@en ;
    schema:productID "796355057" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/796355057#PublicationEvent/kirksville_mo_truman_state_university_press_2012> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1121037653#Agent/truman_state_university_press> ; # Truman State University Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781612480770> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781612480787> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/796355057> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1121037653#Agent/truman_state_university_press> # Truman State University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Truman State University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1121037653#Place/kirksville_mo> # Kirksville, Mo.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Kirksville, Mo." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1121037653#Series/new_odyssey_series> # New odyssey series.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/796355057> ; # Shackamaxon
    schema:name "New odyssey series." ;
    schema:name "New odyssey series" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1121037653#Topic/amerikanisches_englisch> # Amerikanisches Englisch
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Amerikanisches Englisch"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007100768> # American poetry--21st century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "American poetry--21st century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/807348> # American poetry
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "American poetry"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/1998559> # David Livewell
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Livewell" ;
    schema:givenName "David" ;
    schema:name "David Livewell" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781612480770>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1612480772" ;
    schema:isbn "9781612480770" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781612480787>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1612480780" ;
    schema:isbn "9781612480787" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.