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Want to go Further Down Rd.?

In this poetry collection, Chicago poet John Franklin Dandridge travels the city, following the speaker's interactions -- both usual and unusual -- and giving the reader occasional glimpses into a metaphysical world. You never know what you may find around the corner: a girlfriend's apartment, a wormhole, or Further Down Rd., "where one discovers whether they're human or a computer." Infused with pop culture references (Hendrix! A poem called "Winnie Cooper"!) and Chicago icons (the Cubs, the el), Dandridge's first chapbook doesn't disappoint. Further Down Rd. is available from Fast Geek Press. Want to hear Dandridge read his work? You can listen to a selection of poems from the book here or come to the release party at Tonic Room on May 10. John Franklin Dandridge lives and writes in Chicago and received his MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago in 2006.

 
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