Old State Road
Jason Gerrish, author
In this suite of 25 interconnected poems, Jason Gerrish through his speaker Hal Lavoie, takes up a solitary residence in a Fleetwood trailer on a farm off Old State Road in Ohio to teach himself to write. Old State Road represents Hal's struggle to make sense of his previously squandered life and his attempt to chisel it into Art. Brad Dalton's accompanying 25 ambrotype and tintype photographs of dilapidated rural scenes reinforce Gerrish's idea of time having slipped away and is captured in his stark, artistic images."