The Chicxulub Event When walking the way your feet splashing in the water think of fires blowing everywhere and how the first dinosaurs fell in rivers of orange crashing in the waves. Consider then the maniraptoran: dreaming of the ground, shaking, crouching in a tight ball, feeling the wind ripple against her feathers, as she managed to survive all that heat and radiation coming down. A trick of the gene, a flash in the mind of something possible.
Nathalie Kuroiwa-Lewis is a Professor of English at Saint Martin’s University, a private, Benedictine liberal arts university located in the Pacific Northwest. Her poems have been published in periodicals such as The Madrona Project, The Wild Word, and The Tiger Moth Review, among others. She currently lives in Olympia, Washington.
Editor-in-Chief Laura Lee Washburn is the Director of Creative Writing at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, and the author of This Good Warm Place: 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition (March Street) and Watching the Contortionists (Palanquin Chapbook Prize). Her poetry has appeared in such journals as TheNewVerse.News, Carolina Quarterly, Ninth Letter, The Sun, and Valparaiso Review. Harbor Review’s chapbook prize is named in her honor. She expects her next collection, The Book of Stolen Images (Meadowlark) to be out in a few months.