William Stobb & Cara Kluver & Zach Johnson

William Stobb's "Natural History" will be published in the forthcoming Artifact Eleven--a collection of cut-ups and assemblages meditating on geological time in Great Basin landscapes (spring 2010 by the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada). Stobb is also the author of Nervous Systems and the forthcoming Vanishing Acts, both from Penguin Books.

Cara Kluver is a senior Theatre Performance Major at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Most recently, she has appeared in the productions Anton in Show Business, Room Service, and Voices From Beyond the Dark. In addition to acting, Cara enjoys photography and writing. Some of her photographs have appeared in a national campaign by Melcher Media; one of her short stories, "Monsters", is being published in Viterbo University’s literary publication Touchstone; and she is directing a one-act she wrote, "Confessions", as part of Viterbo University’s Empty Space one-act festival.

Zach Johnson is a junior English Major at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He spends most of his time thinking about books, baseball, and matters of Divine inconsequence.

A Natural History

Read the poem in Issue 001.
Editor’s Note: The printed version and the audio version diverge in some ways. William Stobb is a self-described “hopeless tinkerer” whose poems continue to evolve into the poem of the moment, not the poem of a past moment.