Charles Borkhuis’s books of poems include Afterimage (2007), Savoir-fear (2003), and Alpha Ruins (2000). His plays Barely There, Present Tense, and Flipper were produced in New York in 2013.
ECHOES DRAWN UPON A POINT
and when you have left the room who has gone
and when you have pivoted slyly down the hole
who is still with me caught again misbehaving
as if thought could lean against the shoulder of a chair
and curl inside the fleshy pulp of wood spinning in the mind
neither yours nor mine but subjectivity sans subject traveling the open circuit
Ariana Reines is the author of The Cow (Alberta Prize 2006), Coeur de Lion (2007), Mercury (2011), Thursday(2012), and The Origin of the World (2014) written for Semiotext(e)'s contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial.TELEPHONE (2009), an Obie-winning play, was commissioned and produced by The Foundry Theatre. Other theatrical works include LORNA (2013) and MORTAL KOMBAT (2014), both written and performed with Jim Fletcher. Reines has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, The New School and has led ANCIENT EVENINGS, an experiment in liturgical reading, for two seasons in New York. In Fall 2014, Reines will be a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University.