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"Here's the thing," Richard Terrill writes. "There's always the thing, isn't there, and most often, not just one?" Terrill, an award-winning poet and memoirist, asks through this series of wide-ranging, funny, and sometimes gut-punchingly vulnerable essays, what "is" essential? Maybe trout fishing, the music of Bill Evans, or the whys of dog ownership. Maybe Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story, We Chat, a musician's early hearing loss, and spying on the neighbors. Or maybe the coming apocalypse, almost getting lost in the woods, trespassing, town clean-up days, and the reason Miles Davis never listened to his own recordings. At times self-effacing and funny, at times outspoken and provocative, Terrill fixes a clear eye on the contradictions in our present moment. "We're at that point in a journey where you know where you're going, but you don't know where you are," he writes. "The destination should come anytime now."
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Creative Writing | Literature in English, North America
Terrill, R. (2022). Essentially: Essays. Holy Cow! Press.