Monday, July 3, 2017

"In the Street" by Mary Jo Bang

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July 3, 2017

In the Street

Mary Jo Bang

About This Poem


"From the remove of standing on a balcony and looking down on a street, it's sometimes possible to believe in a brighter future. Writing this, I had in mind a black-and-white photograph titled Mysterium der Strasse (Mystery of the Street) taken in 1928 by the Bauhaus photographer Otto Umbehr (Umbo)."
—Mary Jo Bang


Mary Jo Bang is the author of A Doll for Throwing, forthcoming from Graywolf Press. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.


Photo credit: Mark Schäfer


Poetry by Bang


A Doll for Throwing

(Graywolf Press, 2017)

"from Gabriel" by Edward Hirsch


"Sundown" by Jorie Graham


"This Hour" by Saskia Hamilton


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