Written by Teel McClanahan III
(124 pages, (c)2006,
Only 27 copies of the paperback were ever printed, and only 23 remain. Order now!
This book is a reproduction of a poetry journal I kept with me as I traveled. In this case, the travel was a week-long cross-country road trip I took for my 28th birthday, through Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and California. Traveling to beautiful places like Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah, Shoshone Falls, Idaho, and down the Pacific Coast Highway from North of Tilamook, Oregon to south of Santa Barbara, California, I didn’t use a camera to document my journey. Instead, I took a small, red-covered journal with me and every time I wanted to take a picture or otherwise had a strong response to something, instead of taking a snapshot I got out a pen and wrote a poem to try to capture my experience.
The journal was prepared for publication in a unique format, with scans of the journal’s individual pages -to capture the raw, personal nature of handwriting in the moment- facing easy-to-read reproductions in a typewriter-style typeface. Click here to read a PDF preview, featuring 10 selected poems from Worth 1k — Volume 1.
I have also read the poems from this collection on the Modern Evil Podcast – click here to hear them all.