Gathering works from five volumes stretching over thirty years--including his National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Early Occult Memory Systems and National Book Award finalist The Art of the Lathe--and adding twenty-six new poems, The Blue Buick intertwines memory and imagination to explore the American experience in all its visceral multitudes. B. H. Fairchild's poetry traverses the country but finds its center in the rural Midwest, offering landscapes both vividly real and surreally imagined.
From "The Blue Buick" A boy standing on a rig deck looks across the plains. A woman walks from a trailer to watch the setting sun. A man stands beside a lathe, lighting a cigar. Imagined or remembered, a girl in Normandy Sings across a sea, that something may remain.