Chicago author Nelson Algren said, “A writer does well if in his whole life he can tell the story of one street.” Chicagoans, but not just Chicagoans, have always found something instructive, and pleasing, and profound in the stories of their block, of Main Street, of Highway 61, of a farm lane, of a path sometimes traveled.
The best poems draw us in and make us part of them. Images bring us into the author's world. Write a poem that tells the story of your street, path, road—real or imagined or metaphorical.
Thanks to Eye of Amoeba for a link to the University of Chicago's Essay Questions.
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