Poetry. LIGHT IN ALL DIRECTIONS is a remarkable piece of writing written as is with an amazing closeness to death. Sometimes, as in "Tongues of Dust," it is from right inside death. "At the wake, they won't stop saying my name. / That's the point, I guess, to keep me from drifting too far." Sometimes it is the death caused by fire or bitterness or loss. But as you read, it does not harm you, instead you are fearful for him, for how far he has entered places we should not go. Brandon's writing is so sure and so honest you are willing to go where he takes you knowing he will leave you with something of value, difficult though it is.