EXCLUSIVE: Barry Gifford Shares 'A Postcard To Nelson Algren'

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 8, 2013 3:00PM

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Image by Art Shay

Postcard to Nelson Algren
by Barry Gifford

This is all
   I want
     to know
 Is there still
       an empty
               lot
     next to
       the alley
on the northwest
         corner
   of Rosemont
      and
        Maplewood?

Imagining Paradise: New and Selected Poems by Barry Gifford is published by Seven Stories Press