Stirring : A Literary Collection

Ryn Gargulinski


even when she remembered to take
her asthma medication she would still
hyperventilate when placed in front
of the class & asked to expound upon
Francis Bacon she wheezed in her
first sentence or two while
the whole class sat there staring blankly
except for the one who ran for a paper bag
citing some kind of medical training and the
professor -- the same one who nominated me
years later for a humanitarian award for my writing --
stood there looking perplexed, perhaps deciding
he should have assigned John Donne.

Ryn Gargulinski
Date of Birth: 5/27/70
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Website: Monthly column at
Publications: New York Newsday, Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, Moroccan Star Poetry, Nomadís Choir,,, Asterius Pressí The Doomed City, Devil Blossoms and Gnome, etc.
Books: Gerbils Eat Their Young (available June 2001)
Awards: Donald G. Whiteside Poetry Award from Brooklyn College (CUNY)

Stirring : A Literary Collection

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