Christian Hawkey

Christian Hawkey is the author of The Book of FunnelsHourHourCitizen 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."

 The Book of Funnels