Chicago Phoenix is a collection of poems by one of Chicago's most dynamic and best loved poets, Cathleen Schandelmeier.
She is well known for founding the popular "Beach Poets" readings on Chicago's lakefront. In this new book of poems
written to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, she departs from her usual style to give us a quieter, more reflective side of her work.
She shows that we are influenced by the history of where we live and where we are from by combining poems of Chicago
history with poems of living in the city today.