Josh Booton is the author of The Union of Geometry & Ash (Bear Star Press, 2013). He is the recipient of the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize and the Keene Prize in Literature, as well as three grants from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation. His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Missouri Review, Poetry Northwest, 32 Poems, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Raleigh Review, Iron Horse and elsewhere. He works as a pediatric speech therapist in Portland, OR.
I rely on action and speed of hand to cut out conscious thought, the ego, to get to something more primal. They’re portraits in a sense because they’re a physical result, or really a re-playing after the fact, of interactions, both real and imagined… See more