Hey there, it’s us. Maybe you forgot we were here, lurking, working on Issue #3. Popping up before that launches so we can post our Best of The Net Nominations. […]
SOMBER / DISTANT / GHOSTLY soon you’ll take me / across the mystic to spy pond / don’t fall / asleep across the last train’s broken back / you have […]
PGH no white t-shirts / hot dog dinner at church with the pastor / knees patched with names of bands neck-knotting bus rides away in the land of only off jumps […]
Lullaby ———————– More of Chen Chen’s work here.
Family ——– Chen Chen is a University Fellow in poetry at Syracuse University, where he also serves as Poetry Editor for Salt Hill. His work has appeared/is forthcoming in Connotation […]
Write a Letter to Your Mother About Your Longest Winter If writing had any real power, I could write my mother a letter that said, No second heart surgery because […]
To The Common Tongue ————- more of Chen Chen’s work here.
“Nǐ kǒu kě ma?” (Xiamen, China 2008) I sit with my grandmother & watch a Coca Cola commercial on TV, another tie-in with […]
Citizenship My brothers & I are responsible citizens. We know to protect the cake. The cake knows we are its protectors. If it did not allow its cakeself to be […]
.orion in december My grandfather is a giant of a man, big bones, big voice, big heart. Last December we sat under the pink sky and watched the stars come […]