"But we can do no more than pass through / these rooms and their sudden chills / where once a plea was entered almost / unintentionally that seemed at last / to reveal ourselves to ourselves, / immaculate, bereft, deserving to be found."
- Dean Young
Paul AstaÂ is a bookbinder and an M.F.A. Candidate in Poetry at Indiana University,Â Bloomington. He was born in South Korea and raised in the Chicago suburbs. His work has appeared or is forthcoming inÂ Ninth Letter, Hobart, Word Riot, Dostoyevsky Wannabe, and others.
Poems in this episode:Â
- "Lullaby for the Wandering Child"
- "The Great American Road Trip, or: Ordering Food While My Father Uses the Bathroom at Olive Garden on Our Road Trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY for the First Time."