Picture Window (Paperback)
Danny Caine is struggling to adapt to new fatherhood when the Covid-19 pandemic upends, well, everything. All of a sudden, the glorious world he hoped to share with his son has shrunk, at times composing not much more than his rented house in Kansas and the small parking lot across the street. Denied access to Elsewhere, Caine begins to grapple with the concept of "home." The question gains new urgency when two things happen: Caine's childhood home is sold, and Caine's family is forced into an excruciating long-distance living arrangement. With mostly short, sometimes-surreal poems, Picture Window attempts (and maybe fails) to define "home" in an era when the future is uncertain and everything feels a little bit off.