Driving Around, Looking in Other People's Windows by CL Bledsoe


Driving Around, Looking in Other People's Windows is a poetry collection about a marriage falling apart in the face of illness and debt. Two young, idealistic poets try to move past the difficulties of their childhoods to make a life together, but good intentions aren't the same as good plans.

Bledsoe's poems mix pathos and humor, joie de vivre and clinical depression. His language is spare but warm. He is struggling, not only with living, but with figuring out how to live, how to move through this world in a meaningful way, how to be a person. Ultimately, though the poems might deal with dark subject matter, there is hope. There has to be.

About the poet: CL Bledsoe grew up on a rice and catfish farm in eastern Arkansas. He taught high school and college for a decade and now works as a technical writer in northern Virginia, where he lives with his daughter.

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