by Brady Tighe
$12.00 | 978-0-9940839-9-9
A young poet ventures to Seattle to see a legendary folk-rock band. Bottling the Lead Singer of the Mountain Goats is a collection of 13 poems about great cities, great bands, and the eternal question of whether or not your ex needs a postcard, or whether or not you should bottle the lead singer of a band just because he reminds you of someone you want to hit with a beer bottle.
i. Travel Morning
A notebook entry: Going to Seattle
The closest adults come to a childlike
is on those mornings that they wake up
to go somewhere new.
I’m going somewhere new.
I’ve brought books
& a denim coat
in case it gets cold.
ix. Visiting Old Friends
I don’t know anyone in Seattle
but I find an old friend in a used bookstore.
I buy one of his books
that I don’t already have
because now I have new poems to read
& I’ll have
a boring story
about where I bought the book they came in
to bring up
that I can’t drink at.
BRADY TIGHE is a writer living and working in Victoria. He spends his days listening to punk rock records, reading books, and taking really impressive naps. He has previously worked as a journalist, and has had his work featured in Portal Magazine and text. This is his debut chapbook. | bradytighe.wordpress.com