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Leaving Gary

by John Sheehan

  • ISBN: 9781882688166
  • ISBN10: 1882688163

Leaving Gary

by John Sheehan

  • List Price: $10.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9781882688166
  • ISBN10: 1882688163
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Description: 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 school children, overheard remarks, blues and jazz, where pumpkins sit beneath TV sets blaring the evening news. Written in a clear, almost conversational language, Leaving Gary jumps from a Houston of ice cream parlors and fried chicken in the twenties, to seminary life in Canada in the forties, and to teaching life today. It confronts issues of race and class, religion and landscape, memory and media, chronicling places which have disappeared and places we wish would disappear.

After graduating from St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto, John Sheehan was ordained a priest in 1948. He taught high school in Houston and Rochester before moving to Gary, Indiana in 1968 to teach in the public schools. He left the priesthood in 1969, married, and continued teaching in Gary until his retirement in 1987. In the 1980s, Sheehan joined the Chicago Poetry Ensemble, a group of writers who had a profound effect shaping performance poetry in Chicago and beyond.

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