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Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

In Issue 5 on January 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm

art brut is a gogyohka in charcoal

the tiger-lily
a new morning fire –

languid death typecast

which old law of prayer?
which law of belief?

what siberia-white?
what upside-down endowments
on a hunch, what afternoons?

what of careful evidence?

we tire –
of second-guessing

borrowed joy will suffice us

singled example
in onion skin and orange
leaflets, broadsides, letterform


Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé has two chapbooks Bistre Junction and In Memoriam to a Marionette: Caudate Sonnet of the Year Ad Interim, forthcoming from Firstfruits Publications and Silkworms Ink. Trained in book publishing at Stanford, with a theology masters in world religions from Harvard and fine arts masters in creative writing from Notre Dame, Desmond has edited more than 10 books and co-produced 3 audio books, several pro bono for non-profit organizations. Desmond is a recipient of the Singapore Internationale Grant and Dr Hiew Siew Nam Academic Award. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Dear Sir, Fence, InDigest, Prime Number, and RED OCHRE Lit. Desmond also works in clay, his commemorative pieces housed in museums and private collections in India, the Netherlands, the UK and the US.