"The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs offers a beautifully vivid and poignant meditation on the landscape of the heart and how we are shaped by the poetics of place." - Kim Barnes, author of A Country Called Home
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Poet Richard Hugo visited places and wrote about them, including towns in Washington, Idaho, and Montana--especially their bars and diners. Part travelogue, memoir, and literary scholarship, this book follows Frances McCue and Mary Randlett in their search for the towns that inspired the poems. Their essays and photographs--and 23 of Hugo's poems--offer a fresh view of Hugo's Northwest.--Frances McCue is artistic director and cofounder of the Richard Hugo House in Seattle and writer in residence at the University of Washington.