He was a big handyman he liked fixing things and tinkering his pride and joy was being the go for man, the go for this go for that man
– Katrina Davison
The Go For This Go For That Man
What does it mean to be rooted and uprooted? In The Go For This Go For That Man, some relationships wither while others remain strong. Loss intermingles with tenderness, and existing can be frustrating: “if I’m angry, let me be angry” (“Anger”). But there is also room for astonishment: “imagine driving fast with the top down / Blasting your favorite song. Wind in your hair / No speed limits. Just you and the road / With the sun on your back and dust on / The Track” (“The Autobahn”). In these pages, the authors express turmoil within themselves and in their surroundings. Still, an undercurrent of love and legacy persists they explore their personal histories. One writer recalls on her farming roots in “Picking Corn by Hand.” Another reflects that “in these tragic times we can all stand together the world is not coming to an end we could “Start By Picking Up Trash”. They may start small, but there is nothing small about everything these writers have to say.