Erik Kennedy

Erik Kennedy is the author of There's No Place Like the Internet in Springtime (Victoria University Press, 2018), and he selected the poetry for Queen Mob's Teahouse: Teh Book (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2019). His poetry and criticism have recently been published in places like Landfall, Poetry, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and Western Humanities Review. He lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Early Evening at the Coal Plant

I was all alone at the coal plant. The final hour of the day had gone by quietly, like a horse wearing slippers. As my co-workers processed out I said: bye, Rolf—bye, Elaine—bye, Barry—bye, Ed—bye, Lakshmi. No one made me …

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