The best way for me to connect
was to hit the highway roll the road
in a 1951 Plymouth…
W. Joe Hoppe is a poet, professor, and maniacal mechanic. He lives in Austin, TX where he’s a professor in English and Creative Writing at Austin Community College. When he’s not writing poems or grading papers, he’s on his back in the driveway welding, hammering, or wrenching on his customized ’51 Plymouth Cranbrook. He has spent the last 4 years building this car from scratch and plans to drive it down Route 66 in the summer of 2017.