Nearing affective death, imagination builds, like Lantern’s ring, two grappling hooks. It fires one to the past’s islands of misfit toys, where joshua was winged king leonine. Fires the other to a future where atoms still dream of collisions to lift spray of waterfalls on new islands, new misfit configurations. […]
J.M. HALL has published a mini-chapbook collection and individual poems in numerous literary journals, including FOLIO, Off the Coast, and Roanoke Review. Currently Director of Liberal Studies and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at William Paterson University, he has also published over fifty peer-reviewed essays, and edited with Sarah Tyson, Philosophy Imprisoned: The Love of Wisdom in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Finally, has over twenty years' experience as a dancer and choreographer.