Saturday, November 17, 2018

Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America

Poet. What words would any of us choose to examine our life? If we were the award-winning poet Gregory Pardlo, we would select words that match our message perfectly. In his book titled, Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America, Pardlo reflects a lot about fatherhood: himself, his father, and his grandfather. To place these complex individuals in context, Pardlo tells us about their work, their choices, the setbacks and advances of lives, like ours, packed with ups and downs. The title refers to the role of Pardlo’s father as an air traffic controller. Family life changed forever after President Reagan fired striking controllers, including union leader Pardlo. Young Gregory was formed during the up and down years and his reflections are introspective and wise in this finely written book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Air Traffic from

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