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Written in the shadow of the Ford Empire, Poolside at the Dearborn Inn touches on everything that tangled history connotes: labor battles, cars, ecological peril, and the inexorable strength of the human spirit. Freeman uses the lyric to annotate his world with an eye toward preserving the natural treasures of The Great Lakes Basin.

We are very pleased that Poolside at the Dearborn Inn was included on the "What Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2022" list on the Emerging Writers Network.

Copies of Cal's book may also be found at Tucson’s Antigone Books and Detroit’s 27th Letter Books, as well as by ordering from your favorite brick and mortar indie bookstore via Small Press Distribution. Thank you all for supporting poetry, indie bookstores and boutique imprints, where incredible talents like Cal are flourishing!

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Listen to Cal read from Poolside at the Dearborn Inn:

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The Answer to Your Question is, "Wired like the Taxidermy Wing"
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Poolside at the Dearborn Inn
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