W. Todd Kaneko is the author of the poetry books This is How the Bone Sings (Black Lawrence Press 2020) and The Dead Wrestler Elegies (New Michigan Press 2021). He is co-author with Amorak Huey of Poetry: A Writers’ Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury Academic 2018), and Slash / Slash, winner of the 2020 Diode Editions Chapbook Prize. A Kundiman Fellow, he teaches at Grand Valley State University and lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
W. Todd Kaneko
Naming the Birds
The beach is noiseless, stretching behind my father’s house, a mile of stones and driftwood for those herons, ghostlike, carefully picking their way down the shoreline, all knees and neck, looking Continue reading