Recent Work By Dena Rash Guzman


On Oct 2nd, the first LitHopPDX literary pub crawl, organized by Kevin Sampsell, Jeff Alessandrelli and Bryan Coffelt, served as a prelude to PDX Literary Festival Wordstock. LitHopPDX commandeered six venues to host 56 readers on Hawthorne Boulevard in Southeast Portland. It was a literary trick-or-treat for writers and their lovers, and it was all about dreams and selfies with Zachary Schomburg.


After W.S. Merwin’s “Some Last Questions”


What is the poem

A distillation of anything


What is anything

Anything is a story

Life Cycle

By Dena Rash Guzman


Faith is the space
between the flesh of a peach
and the knife.
Faithlessness: a slice
of skin, not peach.