Wire to Wire
"At night Harp stood in the boxcar and a halo rode the train, low above the engine, while landscapes turned amber, half-finished, pristine, and never glimpsed again. In Minnesota, moons veered from safe trajectories, and the brightest lights of cities blew past like sparks from a half-smoked joint—I’ll light it, you light it, let me light it—the air warm like Lane’s body. Ride: in a soft cloth sleeping bag if you can, if they don’t detrain you or ditch you or spot you at sidings or kick you over the hump; ride, then wake in the darkness with the clattersong loud, a stream of words launched from a sling, all tearing past at once, and from the deep part of the night, one word rings clear, one word, an inscription—ride."
"All edge from start to finish.”- Willy Vlautin, Lean on Pete
Wire to Wire is published by Tin House Books. Current writing supported by a 2013 Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission.
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