Fiction. Poetry. Asian American Studies. THE BUGGING WATCH & OTHER EXHIBITS is the prose elegy of a boy who wants to be a bug in order to save by symbiosis the dead girl he loves. Can Harlan, in "the basement forever inside him," conjure Toland back from "the scars of Monday"? Enacted in prose poems and cross-referenced datebooks, the inseparable lovers, Harlan and Toland, eternally rehearse for a real life together, repeating in that instant between being and nonbeing, the loss into which their love escaped.
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Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of CHINA COWYBOY (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2012) and THE BUGGING WATCH & OTHER EXHIBITS (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010), as well as two chapbooks, The Residents (dancing girl press, 2008) and Run (Rope-a-Dope, 2010). She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA