From: Smog Mother


Smog Mother – On a Metro at the Edge of the Jungle where Tigers Walked – Fireflies – Bathroom Attendant in Tai Po Megamall – 100 Doves Released for Wedding Pictures at Swan Lake in Hefei, Anhui Province, China – An Old Man in Black Slippers at Rush Hour – Woman on a Hong Kong Bus at Night – Dithyramb for a Troubled Man in Yau Ma Tei – Ode to Festival Walk Mall



John Wall Barger

John Wall Barger is the author of five collections of poetry. His poems and critical writing have appeared in American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review Online, ZYZZYVA, The Cincinnati Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry. He’s a contract editor with Frontenac House, and teaches in the BFA Program for Creative Writing at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.