Dean Brink

Dean Brink teaches science fiction and bilingual creative writing at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. His speculative fiction has appeared in various anthologies and magazines. Recent poems have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, ecozon@, New Writing, Nimrod, and the Portland Review. ‘The Threepenny Space Opera’ is forthcoming in Space Opera Libretti. Research interests include studies of Japanese and Taiwanese poetry, of the experimental writings of Amiri Baraka, John Ashbery, and Pierre Guyotat, and philosophy of science in the Kyoto School. Japanese Poetry and Its Publics: From Colonial Taiwan to Fukushima (Routledge) appeared last year.

True East

Utrecht, Summer 2017 —for J.A. 1 Wheat horizons taper to roads as rice to mountains hugs runoff. The zabuton is just a pillow to sit on, nothingness just the Eucharist unplugged. I saw the boy slinking first and the board …

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The Swing of Things

Divots left to the weather a new etiquette to entertain a wait-and-see up to the dotted minute doing for others… then the marshal’s quip trail off and voice-prints queer the cameras—no one’s nuisance (par for the upset) before drying off. …

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