By Jeff Vande Zande

"This coming-of-age story facilities on a tender poet, who's ill-prepared for and annoyed by way of the place of origin he returns to, the place he fights together with his father and with himself. Set opposed to the backdrop of a damaged urban and a failed courting, the radical champions poetry and the underdog--whether or not it's our seemingly-incompetent narrator, a baseball crew, or a failing non-profit. With American Poet, Jeff Vande Zande has written a love poem for town of Saginaw, and, through extension, a love poem for Flint, Gary, Cleveland, or any forgotten urban within the Rust Belt." --Gina Myers

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