This book gathers Wesley McNair's two most important collections into one handsome volume. In "The Town of No", McNair blends sadness and comedy to remind us of Robert Frost's notion that poetry should make us "very sorry" or "very glad". In "My Brother Running" fifteen short poems on rural life are counterbalanced by the extended title piece, a memorial to a brother who died too soon and for reasons that can never be reconciled. 161 pgs. paperback.