Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
Eagle Nest, New Mexico. “People like to drive because driving is actually and symbolically an almost perfect mechanism for escape…there is probably no human being who does not have troubles, real or imagined, from which he at times feels the need to flee.” George R. Stewart.


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We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Urban Anthology

from Stephen Henrickson in NYC:  "Militia in PA"
"Pink on Park Ave"
"FuckTruck on BQE"
"US on I-80"
"At the damage center, Monday mornings are the best!"

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Raw Material. Trementina, New Mexico

These old, unwanted trucks are raw material for the machines the Pacheco Bros. are building way out there in Trementina, New Mexico

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

3 Chevys. Costilla, New Mexico and Raton, New Mexico

 In New Mexico it's Tchevy, as in Tchaikovsky. This one was in Costilla, northern Taos County.

Alwasy loved the 1959 Cat's Eyes Chevy.

 I can never tell '63 from '64 but I like them both. This car is a work in progress. They like to ride low in New Mexico.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Zyl

From my Dutch friend, the literary translator Guido Golüke, who does a cycling trip deep into Russia most summers. "The Zyl truck was photographed by my cycling pal Quirijn Küchlein, as we waited to let it pass on a very rough track along the river Pregolja in Kaliningrad, Russia."
Compare this truck to the late 60s Mack DM600 that was up a couple days ago. They're both pretty stylish.