Michael Reid Busk
Contributor History

Work by Michael Reid Busk appears or is forthcoming in Conjunctions:59, Colloquy, Gettysburg Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Cincinnati Review, Florida Review, Seattle Review, and other journals. He is a Feuchtwanger Fellow and Town and Gown Scholar in University of Southern California’s Literature and Creative Writing Program.



In Print

Vol. 69
Being Bodies
Fall 2017
Edited by Bradford Morrow


April 17, 2018
There was a socket in the wall my mother told me not to touch. The wire innards of the plug spilled out of the unguarded hole. The wires looked like black spaghetti.
April 10, 2018
“And you say they’ve been here how long?”

     “We don’t know exactly. Our estimate is a month, approximately. It’s difficult to be sure, we don’t keep tabs on our employees, so it could well be longer, a month and a few days, perhaps.”
April 3, 2018
Cold hole in my right pant
through which
                        grass’s eyelash brushes my calf,
flirty infinite