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From the author of The Performance of Becoming Human, winner of the National Book Award for poetry

Lake Michigan, a series of 19 lyric poems, imagines a prison camp located on the beaches of a Chicago that is privatized, racially segregated, and overrun by a brutal police force. Thinking about the ways in which economic policy, racism, and militarized policing combine to shape the city, Lake Michigan's poems continue exploring the themes from Borzutzky's Performance of Becoming Human, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. But while the influences in this book (C├ęsaire, Vallejo, Neruda) are international, the focus here is local as the book takes a hard look at neoliberal urbanism in the historic city of Chicago.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Epigraph
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-2
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  1. Scene 0
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. Act I
  1. Scene 1
  2. pp. 13-16
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  1. Scene 2
  2. pp. 17-21
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  1. Scene 3
  2. pp. 22-23
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  1. Scene 4
  2. pp. 24-27
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  1. Scene 5
  2. pp. 28-30
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  1. Scene 6
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. Scene 7
  2. pp. 33-35
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  1. Scene 8
  2. pp. 36-39
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  1. Scene 9
  2. pp. 40-44
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  1. Act II
  1. Scene 10
  2. pp. 49-51
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  1. Scene 11
  2. pp. 52-53
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  1. Scene 12
  2. pp. 54-55
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  1. Scene 13
  2. pp. 56-59
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  1. Scene 14
  2. pp. 60-62
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  1. Scene 15
  2. pp. 63-67
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  1. Scene 16
  2. pp. 68-70
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  1. Scene 17
  2. pp. 71-74
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  1. Scene 18
  2. pp. 75-76
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 77-80
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 81-82
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822983316
Related ISBN
9780822965220
MARC Record
OCLC
1030624985
Pages
96
Launched on MUSE
2018-04-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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