Christian Hawkey is the author of The Book of Funnels, HourHour, Citizen Of, and Ventrakl. He is an associate professor at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
"sometimes, when I can't sleep, I drag my sleeping bag into the meadow's precise center & crawl inside, head first. Fräulein, there is the stars' ceaseless drilling. I close my eyes. Somewhere below me a star-nosed mole cuts its webbed hand on a shard of glass. I close my ears & over my body the current of a young doe eddies, ripples across the field, a low-lying midnight fog swirling after her, falling back, suspended. I know you are close."