Relatively 4th Street
About the Book
This is the eighth volume of poems in which Ernest Yates records impressions of Philadelphia, his home town. In this volume Yates makes poems out of the sights and sounds of a single street—a street that is neither exceptional among countless other city streets, nor typical of them. Yet by the poet’s responses to 4th Street, we are made to feel its mystery, and its wonder.
About the Author
Ernest Yates has lived in or near Philadelphia for over forty years. Initially he records his wanderings in photographs and audiotapes, then transposes those recordings into poems that attempt to capture the wildness and mystery of the city’s streets. Mr. Yates has published seven previous books of poems. He is a winner of the Grand Prize of the Pennsylvania Poetry Society, among other poetry awards.