by Ana Prundaru

Microsoft Word - Ana_Prundaru-transient.doc

Ana Prundaru is a Romanian-born translator, writer and visual artist. She recently contributed to Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Thrice Fiction, DIAGRAM and elsewhere. Visit her at www.anaprundaru.wordpress.com.

What surprising, fascinating stuff can you tell us about the origin, drafting, and/or final version of “Transient”?

I wrote “Transient” as a response to the Paris terrorist attacks of 2015. In the poem, a fateful event irrevocably links the lives of two strangers, while a wife is waiting for her husband to come home. On one hand, the poem describes two immediate reactions to tragedy: denial and search for meaning after a traumatic event; both of which cab be experienced concurrently. On the other hand, the individuals in the poem elucidate the duality of social unity and individual frailty, paradoxically forging a stronger appreciation for life.


Congrats to Christopher Allen for having a work from HOUSEHOLD TOXINS being chosen to appear in BSF 2019 from Sonder Press.

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.

New titles available from Robert McBrearty and Tori Bond.


Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions is now OPEN. Check out our new category triptychs! The submission period closes December 15, 2019; submit here.


10/07 • Socorro Venegas
10/10 • Lilian McCarthy
10/14 • Marlin Jenkins
10/21 • Mary Grimm
10/28 • David Galef
11/04 • Douglas Milliken
11/11 • Janiru Liyanage
12/02 • Tara Campbell