The Sublime March 13, 2016Posted by The Typist in Toulouse Street.
in 130 pages. I am in awe.
“All the road has been alive with incident and visions.” Behind that line is a book that would make Edward Abbey weep and Annie Dillard curse like a drunken sailor not to have authored it, a tour de force avalanche of prose poetry that buries the main road and reveals the mountain, dusted in crystal. Mountain and meadow, forest and desert Urrea paints the west in sunset and moonlight and peoples it with saints and maniacs that would send Kerouac into a benzedrine frenzy of poetry. Whatever you are doing right now if you are not reading this book you are doing it wrong. The title page says first paperback 2015 and his bio says he is writer in residence at U of L Lafayette and if you see me tearing down I-10 intent on an autograph and to shake his hand don’t get in the way.