Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Winter 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Winter 2018 21 "I think it's the supportive community, no matter what you tell people you want to do," said Schwartz, whose shop is populated by "crystals for healing"; an herb corner; such books as "e Secret Language of Relationships"; and a shop-within-a-shop called "e Zen Succulent," translation, plant store. "It's one big family here," she said. "It just changes the vibe." To Karen Swallow Price, a Liberty University English professor who has written about the movement, T.S. Eliot 's poetic character J. Alfred Prufrock, for one, was the embodiment of another era's hipster given his hunt for authenticity, at times compromised by a self-consciousness run amok. And she lays at the feet of poet A.R. Ammons, who once walked the terra-firma of Wake Forest and graduated from the old campus in 1949, much of a hipster's yearn- ings. "e anxiety and optimism that permeate his poems offer resounding notes familiar to the hipster ethos," she said. "Even the title of one such poem, "e Brook has Worked out the Prominence of a Bend," sounds like a snippet of earnest conversation Continued on Next Page ❱❱ PHOTOGRAPHS BY KATHRYN RENDE Pierce McKoy at his street-side shoe-shine business in Durham's downtown. Told of the city's ranking as "the hippest city in North Carolina," he said: "I'll go for that. … It's good, new blood. Nobody wants to stay in Mayberry."

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