Introduction from Electric Resistance Guest Editor,
Kenzie Allen


The writing in Electric Resistance sends me into orbit.


In these pieces I see the spark in a wire, Rube Goldberg machines, cloud chambers and weather stations, and even time travel. But what I’m drawn to most vividly are the figures in those spaces, what they confirm about our shared behaviors, and then also resistance in that conductivity. We try to crawl out of our boxes, and then back in. We seek out language for our landscapes, we let it crisp and erode. We poem up everything we can’t take with us, we rail against and within our pantheons, we enter shared histories and fire them into space.


Thank you to our contributors, to all who submitted, and to Noble / Gas and Emma, for the opportunity to collect and experience such exciting work.


Kenzie Allen