Here comes our conversation about ponies.
Here comes you wielding the treatise on non-human
ways of having feelings. Then those feelings
used to make decisions. I have just decided to take
up painting. Thank you for being an expert
on making failure look stupid. Thank you for being
around abstractly while I eat this salad.. I pick up a handful
of walnuts and fling them at cities! I think maybe
let’s happen outside of any physical space we
find on a map. Check out this sun! I think
it’s getting ready to happen.
Wendy Xu is the author of the chapbook The Hero Poems (H_NGM_N BKS). Her poems have appeared, or are forthcoming in CutBank, Forklift Ohio, Diagram, Columbia Poetry Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere. She co-edits iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books, and lives in Northampton.
Nick Sturm is the author of the chapbook WHAT A TREMENDOUS TIME WE’RE HAVING! (iO Books, 2012). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Aesthetix, Dark Sky, Dinosaur Bees, Forklift, Ohio, Hayden’s Ferry, Jellyfish, Red Lightbulbs, and elsewhere. His reviews and interviews can be found widely in places like Coldfront, HTMLgiant, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. He is associate editor of YesYes Books.