Crossing the Expressway
Poems from the Open Road

(Dolphins & Orchids Publishing, 2001)

These “poems from the open road” are the Pilgrim’s Progress of a road devotee, written throughout my 100,000-mile hitchhiking odyssey from 1974 to 1990, when I met my next teacher (and married her). I introduce the poems with a short essay on contemporary foot-travel in the U.S.A., and illustrate them with “found art” from the highwayside— random objects flattened and transformed by passing traffic, crayon rubbings of scraps of tiretread.

read some excerpts from the book:

Foreword: "A Road for Traveling Souls . . ."

Crossing the Expressway (title poem)

A New Creation After Rain

Bygones' Comeuppance

The Saga of Western Avenue

Southbound Among Stars

Night Truckers

Vagabond's Debt


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