Author Archives: Victor D. Infante

‘Mining the Mysteries of Language,’ by Robert Wynne

Mining the Mysteries of Language
By Robert Wynne

In the early 1990s, a young man came up to me after a reading I’d given, and told me how grateful he was that I had read a poem about suicide, because it … Continue reading

‘To Mary Oliver: Whose Instructions for Living a Life Are to Pay Attention, Be Astonished, and Tell About It,’ by Lucy Walker

To Mary Oliver: Whose Instructions for Living a Life Are to Pay Attention, Be Astonished, and Tell About It.
By Lucy Walker

I’m doing my best, Mary. Or, maybe not.
I’ll be honest, a sunrise doesn’t astonish me anymore,
the … Continue reading

Hang the DJ: A Tale of Witchcraft & Nightclubs (Part One)

By Victor D. Infante

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The young people glow with sweat, and the music thumps so loud bass rattles my bones. Another witch would probably sniff at places like this, thinking there’s no magic … Continue reading

‘The Voice,’ by Gustavo Arellano

By Gustavo Arellano

Editor’s Note: Journalist Gustavo Arellano, formerly editor of OC Weekly and currently a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, writes a weekly email list where he details what he’s working and what’s on his mind. This week’s email centered … Continue reading