From now until the end of summer, Silver Birch Press will take you on a literary road trip. Not sure where this will lead — throughout the U.S. or around the world. It’s a nonlinear plan. We could be in New Orleans one moment and Seattle the next. Photos and literary quotes will tie the trip together. Bon voyage to us!

Young in New Orleans (excerpt)

by Charles Bukowski

There was something about

that city, though

it didn’t let me feel guilty

that I had no feeling for the

things so many others


it let me alone.

Photo: New Orleans balcony by Carol Highsmith