• The fourth of ten notebooks, drafted between February and August 2006. Some of the material has appeared previously in poetry collections I have published since 2006, but I have gone back to the original drafts to rethink and reconfigure what appears here. This fourth volume differs from the first three in that all of the compositions are clearly marked as poetry in the notebook, so nothing appears as prose. While particular places are referenced in the text of some of the poems, only a date of composition is explicitly indicated. As a whole, this notebook, more than the first three, takes the form of a diary written in poetry on the road. The road in this case is entirely in the United States and loops from Chicago through Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee into Alabama, then across Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas into Texas and back to Chicago through Oklahoma and Missouri