Invocation

by Bingh

Bingh studied literature and creative writing with Jim Crenner at Hobart College, where he founded and edited SCRY! A Nexus of Politics and the Arts (Anne Carson was among the contributors). From 2015-18, he wrote theatre reviews for the San Diego Reader (under the name Binh H. Nguyen). Bingh holds an MFA degree in poetry from SDSU and is the founder, curator, and all-around impresario of Thru a Soft Tube, a monthly reading series in its fifth year in San Diego. His poems have recently received attention from The Common, Crab Orchard Review, The Lumiere Review, HIV Here & Now, samfiftyfour_literary, Saving Daylight Zine, and Poetry & Art at the San Diego Art Institute.

Come, Muse, and help me sing.

I undress. On the floor: three red
paper letters—W, O and
another W.

I glue a W
to each buttcheek.
And the O, toss the O away,

since the hole does
the job. To finish—
a headstand! Dear devoted

audience of one,
here I am, upside down,
pallid ass and all, calling calling——


Bingh studied literature and creative writing with Jim Crenner at Hobart College, where he founded and edited SCRY! A Nexus of Politics and the Arts (Anne Carson was among the contributors). From 2015-18, he wrote theatre reviews for the San Diego Reader (under the name Binh H. Nguyen). Bingh holds an MFA degree in poetry from SDSU and is the founder, curator, and all-around impresario of Thru a Soft Tube, a monthly reading series in its fifth year in San Diego. His poems have recently received attention from The Common, Crab Orchard Review, The Lumiere Review, HIV Here & Now, samfiftyfour_literary, Saving Daylight Zine, and Poetry & Art at the San Diego Art Institute.

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