Literary Nonfiction. Police Log. CHECKED OUT OK is a collection of over 300 actual police log items from several small towns in Western Massachusetts, compiled by Ericson, and indexed into such categories as "Puzzlement, Tremendous Social Events," "Suspicion, Delusion, a Squirrel Acting Oddly," and "Gone when Police Got There."8:57 a.m. – A fox eating rabbits on Sunset Avenue checked out OK.9:55 a.m. – A Rolling Green Drive resident told police that his girlfriend has been receiving poems at her Hadley workplace from a 60-year-old-man. Amherst police advised the man to contact Hadley police about the problem.12:51 a.m. – Police assisted people who were observing the salamanders crossing Henry Street.
Corwin Ericson is the author of the novel Swell (Dark Coast Press, 2011), which was an Amazon and Boston Globe best-seller. He lives in western Massachusetts where he works as a university lecturer. Work of his appears in a variety of publications, such as FENCE, The Massachusetts Review, and Conduit. CHECKED OUT OK was first published in jubilat and later reprinted in Harper's Magazine and elsewhere. Ericson also built one of the stone walls outside of the storefront space Flying Object in Hadley, Massachusetts. Author City: MA USA