BookMark: Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania

November 2, 2005

This unique collection of contemporary works evokes the essence of Pennsylvania. Poems explore the state's physical landscape: the hills and valleys, the farmland and forest, but also its cultural terrain: the coal towns and, steel factories, the Pennsylvania turnpike. The works of distinguished poets and newcomers are included in the more than 100 selections, including such poems as "Steelers, Steelers, Steelers!" by Anne Hayes, "Rowers on the Schuylkill" by Leonard Kress, and "Coal Train" by Jay Parini.