jaimie gusman

jaimie-225x300Jaimie Gusman
is a freelance writer in Kaaawa, HI and founder of Mixing Innovative Arts, Honolulu’s longest running reading series. Jaimie has three chapbooks: Gertrude’s Attic (Vagabond Press, 2014), The Anyjar (Highway 101 Press, 2011), and One Petal Row (Tinfish Press, 2011). Her work can also be found in the journals Moss Trill, The Feminist Wire, Sonora Review, BODY Magazine, Trout, Mascara Review, Unshod Quills, LOCUSPOINT, Capitalism Nature Socialism, Hearing Voices, Hawaii Women’s Journal, Spork Press, Shampoo, Barnwood, DIAGRAM, 2 River Review, and others. She is on the web at http://jaimiegusman.com/. Jaimie Gusman’s Black Radish title, Anyjar, is forthcoming Fall 2017.

Explain the Anyjar

Anyjar on the sill, just jar
and I, inside and removed.

In the dream I am escaping
the narrative of invisible glass.

I try exiting, I keep knocking down
the exit, but the knocks are mute.

My fist warps its woodenness,
its woodenness warps its wood.

Not sure I am awake, my fist
apparent, like a day-kite.

Purchase copies of Anyjar here.