The whole collection is bookended by meditations on one of Flint and Michigan's most enduring gifts to the larger world: the Flint-Style Coney Island. The title and cover are an homage to the Atlas Coney Island Restaurant, itself a longtime Flint institution. General Motors may not be making nearly as many cars there as it used to be, but there is no better place to eat encased meats topped with more meat.
Atlas features selections written between 2006 and 2015. Some selections have been previously published in journals including the Santa Clara Review, Moria Poetry Zine, the Moomers Journal of Moomers Studies, and elsewhere.