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Billy Lombardo

Fiction

Interviewed by: Dennis Conrow

Catalog Number: 20070622, 20061020

Billy Lombardo’s award-winning collection, The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories, prominently features his Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport.  In this interview with New Letters on the Air’s assistant producer, Dennis Conrow, Lombardo discusses the hallmarks of a coming-of-age story and the delicate dividing line between fiction and memoir.  We also discover something about Lombardo’s beginnings as a writer during the pioneering days of slam poetry. 

| Subject Matter: Chicago, Coming-of-Age Story, Memoir, Slam Poetry | Interview Year: 2006 | Genre: Fiction |

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