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Way Less West IV: Chicago!
Yes, there were dangers in my journey to the happy land. It’s tough. But though I’m now tempted to tell of tygers, black-footed ferrets, and blue boobies I did not see, I’ll stick to the lesser sandhill cranes stalking Lorine Niedecker’s home (thanks for the tip, Kent), and the “Blessing” from James Wright commemorating the rest area in Rochester, Minnesota. Truths! And I’ll say that my journey from the freelance world of Seattle to the Poetry world of Chicago is finally complete. I’m here in the Foundation offices with nearly all the road-grime rinsed away, savoring all the silence, Fearing, and peepers I missed. Thanks for all the travel (and pet) tips! It’s great to be here.