The Pittsburgh Anthology in Ploughshares

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“Through portraits of a bowling alley, a real estate agent’s property listing, and an indie band, among others, the anthology offers glimpses into multiple facets of a vibrant city with a rich past, memorable characters, and distinctive places. Characters include a neighbor who welcomes the author to a new apartment building through a foot massage and unexpected wisdom (‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ by Rachel Mabe); a civil rights photographer who brings to light seemingly invisible parts of history (Yona Harvey’s ‘The Missing Made Visible: In the Footsteps of Teenie Harris’); an alcoholic uncle who introduces the young narrator to a new, frightening world (‘The Bottoms’ by Matthew Newton); and a hipster/hunter and a steeler’s fan, among others (Rebecca Morgan’s full-color paintings.)”

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