The broken-throated sound was not this boy almost cutting his brother’s head off, it was his mother burning herself with animal fat. The oil melted her forehead. She cleans the bishop’s sacristy and boils his rice. She washes his face when his hands won’t stop shaking. Her boy cuts down his bananas and spears his… [Read More]
Josh Kalscheur's poems have appeared in, or are forthcoming in Boston Review, The Journal, Mid-American Review, Blackbird, and The Cincinnati Review. His manuscript, Tidal, addresses issues of witness within the cultural and geographical landscape of Chuuk, Micronesia.