“Residuum seems to try to record the mutations that arise from the text itself as it spoors and unwinds.”
“A child runs into the ocean / and I cover my ears.”
“Bolt scattered to its seven pieces”
“I arrive again at this place, but am no longer / of that time”
Jane Wong writes with the kind of voice that can calm large crowds, but I wouldn’t call her a voice of reason. She’s much more interesting than that.
“…more than a pool / of smudges and parts.”
“I believe poetry is language’s most radical possibilities, possibilities which include prose and what prose is capable of expressing, but with the freeing capability of moving beyond limiting grammatical structures and linguistic norms as needed.”
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
“That knot. / Our fear, / So dear, / Is its undoing.”
“How did we lose our charm?”