Toren Wallace

Toren Wallace completed his M.F.A. in Creative Writing at California State University, Long Beach. His work has appeared in: Brine, The Portland Review, West Trade Review, Poetic Diversity (Los Angeles), and Columbia Journal, among others. Find him on Twitter @nerotoren.   




Masculine behaviors and identities manifest and establish power relationships that exist within society.

Arriane Renan Barzilay



this reckoning of power

like wildflowers after the rain

can be no more masculine

than hegemonic normativity


there is soil on top of the ground

and beneath the mystery

of this obfuscation steams

a pot of dubious masks


who is he


Soundwave was never the most popular Transformer