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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Raymond L. Bianchi  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1967 in Ft. McGuire, New Jersey

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Illinois Connection

Raymond and his family moved to Chicago when he was three years old. He grew up and went to school in Naperville, Illinois. He currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bianchi is a poet and is the publisher of ''Cracked Slab Books''.

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Titles At Your Library

Circular Descent
ISBN: 0975922726

BlazeVOX Books. 2006

Circular Descent by Ray Bianchi

The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for The New Century
ISBN: 0978644018

Cracked Slab Books. 2007

Poetry. This anthology brings together a sampling of some of the best poets working in Chicago and the surrounding region. From all corners of the city, these poets are crafting a voice for Chicago literature in the new century. "When Carl Sandburg asked in his Chicago Poems, close to a hundred years ago, for 'a voice to speak to me in the day end, / A hand to touch me in the dark room / Breaking the long loneliness,' little did he know his city would be so fully and lovingly answered and so honored. Chicago is once again transformed by poetry. Here in these myriad acts of imagination, the poets of THE CITY VISIBLE give to it again, in Shakespeare's terms, 'a local habitation and a name'"--Peter Gizzi.



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