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Poetry and Art in Chicago:  A Prosimetrical Complaint (Part One)

by Robert Klein Engler

Propaganda and art in Chicago are for the moment. Just like the architecture of the modern city, contemporary art is a facade of precast forms suspended over a skeleton of girders. The joints are then sealed with a silicon goo. In time, rain and ice seep in and crack the facade.