Pennsylvania

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Literary Organization Ligonier Valley Writers Pennsylvania
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Literary Organization Pennsylvania Poetry Society Pennsylvania
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Penn Book Center Pennsylvania
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania Bookstore Pennsylvania
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Books on the Square Pennsylvania
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Black and Nobel Pennsylvania
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Cathy’s Half Price Books Pennsylvania
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Doylestown Bookshop Pennsylvania

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            Steamtown National Historic Site was created in 1986 to
            preserve the history of steam railroading in America,
            concentrating on the era 1850 through 1950.

We weren’t supposed to, so we did
      what any band of boys would do
& we did it the

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In all these rotten shops, in all this broken furniture
and wrinkled ties and baseball trophies and coffee pots
I have never seen a post-war Philco 
with the automatic eye
nor heard Ravel's "Bolero" the way I did
in 1945 in that tiny living room
on Beechwood Boulevard, nor danced as I did
then, my knives all
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I burn your Highland Park. I acid your Carnegie
car dealerships. Your Squirrel Hill, sheer terror
in winter. But most of all, I hate your Liberty Avenue,
the last place, one night, I saw my closest friend
saying, Wait here, outside the after-hours club. I wait,
hating your Strip,