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Poem: Bridge

Poem: Bridge

  Bridge By Patrick T. Reardon   My first job landed on me like a ton of children on my four-hundred-and-twenty-eighth day.  It began with my brother.  Two sisters followed. Two more brothers. Eight more sisters.  The first leads, shepherds, guardians, models, corrects, parents, loves.  I watch in Burger King as the oldest girl has

Poem: Bridge
Poem: Bridge

  Bridge By Patrick T. Reardon   My first job landed on me like a...

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Book review: “Dancing with Langston” by Sharyn Skeeter
Book review: “Dancing with Langston” by Sharyn Skeeter

  Carrie’s husband Bill doesn’t make an appearance in Sharyn Skeeter’s...

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Book review: “The Escape from Five Shadows” by Elmore Leonard
Book review: “The Escape from Five Shadows” by Elmore Leonard

    Elmore Leonard was in his early 30s and still learning his...

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CHICAGO BORN & BRED
Patrick T. Reardon is a Chicagoan, born and bred. He is a writer, essayist, poet and expert on the history of Chicago. He is the author of eight books and has been writing about the city, its region, its planning issues and literary scene for more than 40 years. For much of that time, he was an urban affairs reporter and feature writer at the Chicago Tribune, delving deeply into social issues, public policy questions and the interconnections within the Chicago region.

 

He was the primary reporter and team leader on a wide variety of in-depth multi-part series on such subjects as the urban underclass, Chicago’s public school system and the middle-class migration out of the city. He has written extensively about his Catholic faith in articles and essays in a variety of newspapers and magazines, as well as in several books. His essays and poems have appeared widely in the United States and Europe. He is writing a book about Chicago’s elevated Loop.

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