In "Toban's Precision Machine Shop" Fairchild speaks of the shop's "spiritual" atmosphere, attentive to the search for "perfection," and the "possibility" of aesthetic pleasure he recognized as evident in the tools of the trade: I'm wondering now when the next anthology on this topic will come up, and what the trend means…. His poetry serves as an elegiac salute to figures now absent, even as it embraces them and brings them to life with its lyrical language. Your IP address will be recorded. And what will come at last?
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Once again, through his use of the word "nave," Fairchild indicates the reverence he maintains for the work performed by the craftsmen in those shops still vivid in his memory. Our tales were bright in the telling but this was not foretold. Cruickshank, who could write much better than this, seems to have been left out of the author biogs at the end, which is a shame as hers would have been one of the more interesting ones. In an interview with Chad Davidson that appeared in the February, issue of The Writer's Chronicle , Fairchild discusses how he has never been "self-conscious" about his poetic development, but he does concede: The closing image of the sun over the men's shoulders and the lighted streets ahead may appear reminiscent of the image previously presented in "West Texas," where sunlight spilled through the rear window of an automobile, and the red Ford's headlights aimed at the road ahead.