The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

by Kathleen Rooney

Kathleen Rooney

Every payment of attention
to a book or author
is a deposit within the bank
of preservation.

Every big celebration
or word of mouth mention
is a contention that the legacy
of the Windy City mot vanish
like Lake Michican sand in the wind.

Every induction sings
a sort of anthem t0 memory.
An indelible blow against
slow erasure. Like the most
rainbowed graffito
above the busiest El tracks.

Last updated February 23, 2023