In “Night Ride Along the River,” Nathan Elias writes: “I could have died / coasting down / River Road, / firing your gun / at the sky, but somehow / I knew you / wouldn’t / let me / fall.” A potent scene, the image of a fast drive down the winding road adjacent to the Maumee River is one of the writer’s memories of growing up in Toledo.
Now living in Florida, Elias originally moved from Toledo to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fiction, poetry, and film. Writer, actor and director of The Chest (2015) and the novelette A Myriad of Roads That Lead to Here, Elias’s debut chapbook of poems, Glass City Blues, focuses on his time living in, and then leaving, his hometown. An homage to home, travel, and location, Glass City Blues will be released in September, but is available for pre-sale through July 20. $14.99.
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