Adrian Blevins Recommends...


"I try—and I fail all the time as I am very idea oriented—to leave my desk and take a walk or a drive and just look at the world more closely, to take note of the names of things so I'll be able to mix them up later with the names of other things in an attempt to think and write some new thought: the Ash-throated Flycatcher, the silver hair barrette, and the cicada all mixed together with the sock, the respirator, and the container in the room with the awful word BIOHAZARD written on it in such bloody letters."
—Adrian Blevins, Live From the Homesick Jamboree (Wesleyan University Press, 2009)