Friday, September 19, 2014

Valerie Hsiung

LINGUAL BY WOOD


Amid fledglings,

Amid fledglings,

the wind pumped

cloud. Amid


mechanical fledglings,

the human

hands mimic

an eye amid

clouds. Amid infidel

clouds,

clouds.


Amid fledglings,

the edge of

cloud mechanized

hand,

I want to shower

I want a shower


trial of___

trial of ___

trial of___

trial of___

trial of ___

trial of___

trial of___


Amid fledglings,

this wo’ld,

that wo’ld,

not a foe of love

indifferent or

infamilial. Amid

infidel clouds,

cloude.





Valerie Hsiung's two books of poetry, incantation inarticulate and under your face, were both published in fall 2013 by O Balthazar Press. Her first full-length song record, IS, or, The Moon Is Not Safe, will be released end of 2014 with an EP premiere at Shapeshifter Lab in November. Latest and notable poetry and writing can be found or is forthcoming in print and digital with American Letters & Commentary, Apiary, Denver Quarterly, Diode Poetry Journal, EOAGH: Journal of Arts, Hayden's Ferry Review, LOVEBook, New Delta Review, the PEN Poetry Series and VOLT. A child of both the Bluegrass hills of Cincinnati and the Mojave desert of Las Vegas, Hsiung now lives and works around Brooklyn and Louisville.