Change of Name.
By Hari B Parisi.
“I left my name on the courtroom floor, / took a new one, fresh and awkward…“
Shedding by Helena Wurzel.
The Blood Pudding – August 1, 2023
Hari B Parisi’s (formerly Hari Bhajan Khalsa) poems have been published in numerous journals, including Poet Lore, Peregrine, and The Bookends Review. She is the author of three volumes of poetry, most recently, She Speaks to the Birds at Night While They Sleep, winner of the 2020 Tebot Bach Clockwise Chapbook Contest. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Artwork: Helena Wurzel’s oil-on-canvas compositions of women—often lounging by pools or in various states of relax—articulate a midcentury concept of style and coolness in their bold use of colour. They evoke the nonchalant air and formal characteristics of works by Alex Katz, juxtaposing hard-edged strokes of colour into flat, pop-inflected paintings. You can find more about her here.