Christian Nagle has previously published in Paris Review, Partisan Review, Antioch Review, New England Review, Connecticut Review and other journals. He has work forthcoming in Southwest XXXX and Cimarron. He was the Grand Prize Winner of Inkwell Magazine’s 1999 poetry competition.
As long as I found no ivory, I stood in awe of the flyblown sacks full of impala skulls, an armory of varnished antlers. In my socks, shivering on the garage concrete, I watched dust drift within light-shafts above the shaken burlap. One slit revealed a septum, spaces for drafts where eyes had been. A […]