I SWEATED IT OUT on the floral-print couch between Troy and our mother. We were waiting for my old man to get home. My brother gnashed his gum. Jenny was visiting her friend Heidi Bathen and I was glad she was gone. I saw our reflection in the living room mirror—we had looks of impending […]
KIRBY WRIGHT was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of California at San Diego. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Wright has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and is a past recipient of the Ann Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy of American Poets Award, the Browning Society Award for Dramatic Monologue, and Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowships in Poetry and the Novel. Before the City, his first book of poetry, took first place at the 2003 San Diego Book Awards. Wright is also the author of the companion novels Punahou Blues and Moloka’i Nui Ahina, both set in Hawaii. He was a Visiting Fellow at the 2009 International Writers Conference in Hong Kong, where he represented the Pacific Rim region of Hawaii. He was also the 2011 Artist in Residence at Milkwood International, Czech Republic.
I bring yellow heliconia and red torch ginger. You’re planted on a rise beside the shower tree. Diamond Head looms in the background. You’re too low to see the ocean. You’re planted on a rise beside the shower tree. Show people you love ‘em when they’re alive, you said. You’re too low to see the […]
FEATURED ARTIST José Ð Almeida Scenes of Catharsis: A Gallery NONFICTION Bobby Neel Adams The King of Sixth Street Rebecca Cook Yellow Cake Joanna L. Grisham The Stranger Bryan Paiement Reserved for the Son FICTION Tetman Callis Yttat Michelle Davis Broken Jacob Doyle If You Were the Ice Jeff Friedman Seeing Letitia Micah Dean Hicks […]
Issue 6 Fall 2012 BOBBY NEEL ADAMS is a photographer living in New York. After getting picked up by the cops at LaGuardia Airport while he was photographing airplanes he wrote his first story, “How I Spent My Fifty-Third Birthday.” It was published with photo illustrations in DAMn Magazine (Brussels) in 2007. In 2009, Adams suffered two […]