By Jeff Vande Zande

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

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