Runner Up: Look Alive

The amber mosquito in Jurassic Park/ saw this coming.
The amber mosquito in Jurassic Park saw this coming. Remember that cane, that palmed Atlantis bulb waiting for some stud to come along and crush it like a shotgunned can of Coors? Every post on High Arctic Energy Services’ corporate LinkedIn is a blood drive, safety award or picnic lunch: publicity stunts because the work is poison, a world-class fleet of melting service rigs. These days you can get a barrel of crude for less than a pint of IPA but both containers will sink the same, settling without a sound on the ocean floor while upstairs in a bubble bath your best friend’s toddler smacks her board book of extant fish, squealing    now this is what I call an agenda!

About the author

K.B. Thors is a poet, translator, and educator. The author of Vulgar Mechanics (Coach House, 2019), she is the Icelandic-English translator of Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir’s Stormwarning (Phoneme, 2018), nominated for the 2019 PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation and winner of the American Scandinavian Foundation’s Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize. She is also the Spanish-English translator of Soledad Marambio’s Chintungo: The Story of Someone Else (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017) and serves as Translation Editor for Newfound: An Inquiry of Place.