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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Brooklin, Maine, United States
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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

1966 Ford F-100

from Alex Emond: On a sunny Saturday last fall in Swift Current Saskatchewan a bunch of local classics lined up downtown. Here's some eye candy for you .  Alex
1950 Ford F-1
1955? F-100
1977? Ford F100. 1970? Chevrolet C10

Kansas 1964

Paul Harper photograph. Untitled. 1964.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

1938 Studebaker K10 pickup

For sale in Denver. Details at B-A-T.  

Water on the Desert [Smoke Creek Desert]

     Michael Moore photograph. Nevada 2017.

1954 Buick Special

Clunky photography, but the car is mostly original and is being sold by a charity on Long Island--it was a one-owner car. Auction coming up on B-A-T on Monday. Details here. 


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Yard Dogs: Marfa: The '57 Chevrolet

 I've had my eye on it for six years. Probably been there much longer.

Friday, January 27, 2017

"The Wall & Us" on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, today

Photos are from our trip across the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo del Norte) to Boquillas, Coah., Mexico last month. I spoke about The Wall on NPR's afternoon/evening show, All Things Considered(Friday Jan. 27) Podcast here

PB, Boquillas. 1983. 1958 Plymouth Savoy.

John Poch poem: Roadside Memorial

-John Poch, from his collection
Fix Quiet (winner of the 2014 New Criterion Poetry Prize)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Marfa, the neighborhood

Not much haut-minimalism here, though Chinati is just down the street.Some of the buildings in our part of town were probably salvaged from the old cavalry post.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

1962 Jeep CJ5

 Original. clean and under 20k miles. I want this Jeep. Details at B-A-T