Synkroniciti is excited to feature a tour de force of photography and poetry from Jonathan Yungkans. Shepherded by ravens, hawks and an owl, he brings us to a meditative and reflective place to study the landscape of the human psyche. Four poems: From This Window That Dominates Everything a Little Too Much, a cadralor about space and being; Birds Make Poor Role Models, a comic piece about a Vegas style raven and a neatnik neighbor; Only the Frozen Emphasis, which won our poetry contest and explores the creative soul as an outsider; and And Tears the Invisible Ear to Shreds, which describes an encounter at night with an owl; are joined by three black and white photographs: High Voltage Hawk, Electric Outlook and Corvid Horizon.
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Jonathan Yungkans is a Los Angeles-based writer and photographer who earned an MFA from California State University, Long Beach while working as an in-home health-care provider, an occupation he still practices. His second poetry chapbook, Beneath a Glazed Shimmer, won the 2019 Clockwise Chapbook Prize and was published in 2021 by Tebot Bach.