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, December 22, 2017

Txmas 2017

Heading to West Tex for Christmas. Joyeux Noël to y'all, and especially to mes amis à Montréal. And everybody, please send AL old trucks. Photos. Field notes. Where what when. Back in Cambridge winter is a poor season for old iron, it's all tucked away in barns somewhere. New Hampshire. Old Pontiacs too, if you spot 'em. 1959 Catalinas! Plymouths, Dodges, Mercurys--diversity is our watchword here. Road poems. Essays on landscape.
If you're on the road this season be safe. We'l be looking out for rabbits and antelope on the road in from El Paso.

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