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July 07, 2010

Manchester, England: Name's Oliver. Buy you a drink?

Holden Oliver does exist and may be seen strolling to and from one of the Peter Street hotels all this week--but he won't say which one. He likes Manchester but "it's a mean old town to live in by yourself." Wonderfully gritty and real, this ancient second city once had an economic school of thought named after it, via England's Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Poet Carole Houlston in "Manchester": "Lowry-loving/Boundry shoving/Cottonmilled.../Bomb-rocked/Unbroken..."

Mean Town Blues

Posted by JD Hull at July 7, 2010 12:26 AM


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