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Way Less West IV: Chicago!

By Travis Nichols

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.

Comments (5)

  • On June 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm John Oliver Simon wrote:

    Now that you’re in Chicago, it may be too late to see any tygers, but you might get a poem if you go out to Waveland and Addison to observe the Cubs.

  • On June 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm Gary B. Fitzgerald wrote:

    How’s the kitty?

  • On June 8, 2009 at 5:35 pm Travis Nichols wrote:

    Boo Radley is safe and sound, if a little discombobulated.

  • On June 8, 2009 at 7:59 pm Terreson wrote:

    What? No Circes, no Sirens, no Polyphemuses along the way? Bummer, man.


  • On June 9, 2009 at 10:14 am Travis Nichols wrote:

    I get all of that now riding the train to work.

Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 8th, 2009 by Travis Nichols.