The road movie genre is divisible into two general types: those that move, looking either forward to the promises of the horizon or away from the disappointments of the past—and those that don’t, the promises of the road making two halves of the parenthesis, charging the moment of stasis with meaning it might not otherwise have. Wendy and Lucy takes place in one of these pauses.
JoinedMarch 24, 2023
Michael Autrey is a poet-critic living in West Virginia. His first collection, Our Fear, was published in 2013. Since then, poems have appeared in aurochsmag.com, bloodrootlit.org., ecotheo.org., L: For John Tipton at Fifty and Literary Imagination; essays about books and films in Asymptote, Chicago Review, The Hopkins Review, Literary Matters and Prodigal (sadly defunct). Essays have appeared and are forthcoming in Essays in Criticism and Raritan.