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Stuart Dybek was born in 1942 and raised on the Southside of Chicago. He is a poet and fiction writer. He went to Loyola University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His works of fiction have made him famous in American poetry. He writes about the working class Slavic and Mexican neighborhood of the city. When he was growing up he had Poles, Czechs and Hispanics in his area. His work addresses the rough reality of urban life while at the same time making it sound beautiful (“Stuart Dybek”).
According to poetryfoundation.org, some of his poetry collections include Brass Knuckles and Streets in Their Own Ink. His works of fiction include the short story collections Childhood and Other Neighborhoods and The Coast of Chicago and I Sailed with Magellan. (“Stuart Dybek”).
Dybek poetry was described by Virginia Konchan as “the work of a master prose stylist… bluntly put Dybek’s poems are less interested in remaining open to multiple interpretations as they are to capturing – I might even say nailing – moments of spiritual evisceration.” She is saying this because he likes to write about reality and spiritual moments in life. (“Stuart Dybek”).
Stuart Dybek: Section B Literary Movement
Stuart Dybek was born in 1942 and is still a working poet today. Growing up, Dybek lived near Poles, Czechs and Hispanics in Chicago. Dybek’s father came to the United States from Poland, but Dybek was born in Chicago. Currently Dybek lives in Michigan. The article titled Stuart Dybek Biography from the Chicago public library states, “critics consider Stuart Dybek a master of the short story.” In the same article it says that Dybek’s work has been published in newspapers such as New York Times. The article goes on to state that Dybek has received numer...

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...s darkness which is displayed as his shadows. Slipping into silence is like someone slowly slipping in through a door into a room but then, as if surprised, there is a cry or a yell. As the man trails, or follows, the music gets more and more quiet until it is as faint as a small sigh. At the end of the poem, the quiet noise is like when an accordion is folded into its box and makes a faded noise.

Works Cited

Dybek, Stuart. "Poetry Out Loud : Chord." Poetry Out Loud : Chord. Web. 10 Apr. 2014.
"Interview: Stuart Dybek, Author." Chicagoist. Web. 03 Apr. 2014.
Plath, James. "An Interview with Stuart Dybek." An Interview with Stuart Dybek. Illinois Wesleyan University, Web. 03 Apr. 2014.
“Post modernism” PBS, web 09 Apr. 2014
"Stuart Dybek." Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation, Web. 03 Apr. 2014.
"Stuart Dybek Biography." Chicago Public Library. Web. 09 Apr. 2014.
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