“I miss Pittsburgh like crazy” (Dave Newman, Poem Factory)

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Dave Newman caps the introductory poem to his new collection, Poem Factory with the lament, ‘I miss Pittsburgh like crazy.’ It’s the bluesy refrain of a life on the road. Mr. Newman spent many years working as a truck driver criss-crossing the nation’s highways, and here in the poem ‘Detroit, Michigan’ he yearns for home, which is day-dreamily personified in the bartender at Dee’s, a famed South Side dive, ‘with bleached blonde hair who hates/the jukebox.’

Dave Newman loves Pittsburgh, but he’s no sentimentalist…”

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Thoughtful review of Newman's new poetry collection in The Post Gazette. Thanks, Kris Collins.

Posted by Dave Newman on Monday, December 28, 2015


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