I am reading Iowa, by Travis Nichols. It is better than I remembered from when I heard him read. Much better. But that may be because it seems largely to be about breaking up and I am in the middle of breaking up. Breaking up sucks and is sucking everything out of my head and heart and I want to fall over and never get back up sometimes.
Other people break up and they seem to make it but I don't know how they make it.
Travis Nichols has a way of misdirection in his poems that I think helped him make it and helped his chapbook make it instead of falling into the trap of so many poems of being words saved in a chip on a computer and forgotten.
I think Travis Nichols is a swell guy. He should publish a book-book. I remember that his voice shook a little when he was reading and I liked that too b/c it made me believe it meant something to him and that seems good to me as well.
I'd like to talk more about Travis Nichols and breaking up, but I have to go to work now.
Work is another thing that sucks and sucks everything out of me.
I hope everybody else has a very nice day.