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Poetry Everywhere | "Calling him back from layoff" by Bob Hicok | PBS

Duration: 02:39

Collection: Poetry Everywhere

Born in the heart of the car manufacturing world of southern Michigan, Bob Hicok worked in the automotive industry for 20 years. He left to take a teaching job at Western Michigan University, and he currently teaches at Virginia Tech. His first book of poems was published in 1991. "Calling him back from layoff" dramatizes a moment in the lives of two people dealing with the economic downturn.

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Post Date: March 22, 2011