Publication Year



From: Smog Mother


Samovar – At the Củ Chi Tunnels – A Girl on Khaosan Road Selling Lottery Tickets Gently Hides Her Two Withered Arms – Public Cremation, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu – Naked Woman at a Roadside Buffet – One Given When I’d Ceased to Look – Dying in Dharamsala – By the Halal Chicken Shop – Parking Lot, Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Noon – A Stop on the Night Bus – Cryptoscopophilia – Delirious in the Pink House



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.