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Each Chartered Street
Each Chartered Street

Each Chartered Street


96 Pages, 5.5 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.00 (US $15.00) (CA $20.00)

Publication Date: October 2013

ISBN 9780983368694

Rights: US & CA

Saturnalia Books (Oct 2013)

Price: $15.00


Sebastian Agudelo’s second book engages a documentary poetics to dissect an inner city neighborhood and explore the social, political, and economic tensions and affinities as well as search for the humanness of living together. The book is bracketed by an introductory section that looks to the past to contextualize and complicate the contemporary questions, and a closing section that looks to the future for a more global and environmental definition of what a neighbor might be. As Daisy Fried writes, “Each Chartered Street is a complicated, wonderful, humanist book about urban life and urban characters, novelistic in its reach, intricate in its lingo, literary in its references, and alive to the troubled streets of Philadelphia. Do put it on your list.â€Â

Author Biography

SEBASTIAN AGUDELO is the author of To the Bone, winner of the 2008 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by Mark Doty. He teaches at University of the Arts and lives with his wife and daughter in Philadelphia.