Visual Artist & Usui Reiki Master Teacher Itshanapa Dail Chambers is a social entrepreneur, published author, lecturer and community arts organizer based in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Every time we visit Saint Louis, we have to go to Dressel’s Public House in the Central West End. For years, when we lived in the Lou, this was our favorite hangout because of the pubs warm comfy cozy wood and brick interior. We always like to grab a seat by the fireplace, or sip on a drink at the bar and stare at the walls lined with pictures of famous poets and jazz musicians.
Train chatter along smooth tracks glide A man spits morning on the station platform Plastic ribbons of red + white stream Christmas Portuguese style #8 to Lisbon seats 55 + 57 Whooping cough kid– smell of dirty diaper Cigarette tongues fill cargo with smoke scents familiar + comforting Warm sun flickers in trees as train […]
Kallie Falandays is the author of Dovetail Down the House (Burnside Review, 2016). You can read her work in The Journal, CutBank, Black Warrior Review, Salt Hill, Puerto del Sol, and elsewhere. She runs Tell Tell Poetry.
Monkey Temple: Video from The Swayambhunath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal
Music by Temple Ladders
Made this video while I was visiting Thailand. This little place was just outside where I was staying and it was one of my favorite places to hang out and eat.