Brandon Shimoda's The Inland Sea (Tarpaulin Sky 2008) is ready for you to buy it and read it. We should all be reading this and when we get together we should talk first about this before we talk about other less important things. Everything will seem less important from now on. You and I are going to be reading a lot of Shimoda for the rest of our lives, teaching his poems in our classes, etc, so let's get started. The time has come to get started.