Synkroniciti is delighted to welcome back Jonathan Yungkans! We are featuring two new poems: Leviathan Morning, which speaks of the struggle of a whale in the ocean, recalling a brother institutionalized with mental illness; and It’s Gone, in which the removal of an ancient bougainvillea brings up memories and grief for great-grandparents long passed. In addition, his photo, Self-Portrait, King Richard’s Antique Center, 2017, won our cover contest for its exploration of the roughness, darkness and light hidden within each of us. Jonathan is adept at introspection, which makes the “hidden” issue a natural home for his beautiful work.
We will be sharing some of Jonathan’s poetry here later today, but, if you would like to read his new offerings, you should subscribe
Jonathan Yungkans is a Los Angeles-based writer and photographer who earned his MFA in Poetry from California State University, Long Beach thanks to copious amounts of coffee and convincing himself that, despite his studies, he had not yet become one of the undead. Love of the ocean and oceans of caffeine continue to sustain him. His work has appeared in Anastamos, San Pedro Poetry Review, West Texas Literary Review and other publications. He has written two poetry chapbooks; the second, Beneath a Glazed Shimmer, won the 2019 Clockwise Chapbook Competition and is slated for release by Tebor Bach Publishing in the near future.