Upon Awakening

by Floyd Cheung

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Floyd Cheung teaches at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. His poetry has appeared in such journals as Mascara Literary Review, qarrtsiluni, and Rhino.

What can you tell us about your triptych experience?

    I enjoyed trying to balance the tension between letting the centerpiece speak for itself and providing resonant tidbits in the left and right panels. One never knows what references a reader will understand, but the panels provide an opportunity to elaborate without, hopefully, ruining the fun. I don’t think that the panels can stand on their own, but I hope that they add emotion and humor to the triptych as a whole.
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