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Author page: Daniel Gumbiner

Duck Hunt

There are beautiful people now more than ever.  More than ever the earth shows us what is too much to love without weeping:  Georgia women with their tattooed…

Like Church

My lover comes to me like darkfall—long, and through my open window. Mullion, transom. A good window lets the outside participate. I keep time on the hematite clocks of her…

Word: Woke

Features: Definition in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary: past tense and past participle of wake Definition in African American Vernacular English (AAVE): “well-informed, up-to-date” First print appearance of the…

Small World

In 2014, Mary Caley, a retired JCPenney manager living in a condo in Laguna Hills, California, turned to her husband, George, with a proposal. Mary and George were addicted to…

Still, With I

I Girl inscribing in night lightning’s sizzling trill, whittling in pitch this bright wiring, its divining stick’s split kindling his witching wick, his birdish ribs, wish’s thin fit; girl, this…