TAKE TO THE HIGHWAY is a book about journeys and the intricate memory map of human consciousness. Mostly written while driving across the expanse of Texas, the poems embody family history, anticipate his mother's coming death, and embody his reflections on a life lived along many roads within an interior landscape. Formal and yet deeply personal, the book dares to ask, in the words of reviewer Lorna Dee Cervantes, "Who are you again?" Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, writes of TAKE TO THE HIGHWAY: "In this shifting play of perception, memory, fast long-line and prose fevers, we are given the "Hallelujah" of envisioning, which is the diamond-eyed gift of this superb collection. Tour de force, necessary materials for the the road ahead in these times."