An Old Pal, in rain or in the breeze of fans, with strangers or friends, among sunflowers and the gray statues of dogs, has accidents or encounters or alterations or catastrophes — whatever is in the art and the poems that is voice, head, heart, or experiment. Modern love. The berms of a street. Nine o’clock cranberries. A wooden chair.
(contributing editor) Alexa Mal’s work has appeared in Whiskey Island, Heavy Feather Review and elsewhere. They received an MFA in poetry from Portland State University. They live in Cleveland, Ohio.