From: Smog Mother


Beauty Too Close – Dead Calf by the Road – Sipping Tequila with a Friend on My Roof under the Cold Blowtorch Moon – Dukkha – On a North Train to Casarsa, Midwinter, Thinking of Franny and Zooey – Bergamo Airport, 3:30 a.m. – Bullfight, Plaza México



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.