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Baxandall, Rosalyn Fraad, and Elizabeth Ewen, Picture Windows: How the Suburbs Happened, Basic Books, 2000.

The authors, academics who commute from Manhattan to Old Westbury, Long Island, explore the stereotypes of suburban life, concluding that it is not the cultural wasteland or place of privilege that others have often described.

Lensing, George S., and Ronald Moran, Four Poets and the Emotive Imagination: Robert Bly, James Wright, Louis Simpson, and William Stafford, Louisiana State University Press, 1976, 2000.

Moran and Lensing argue that these poets constitute a school of poetry in that their work is defined by what they call the "emotive imagination." Their poetry relies on associative leaps of logic and is linked to deep image poetry.

Simpson, Louis, The King My Father's Wreck, Story Line Press, 1995.

Simpson's memoir recounts the poet's childhood in Kingston, Jamaica, his expectations in coming to America, and the reality of living in the United States...

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