Key Bridge is a poem about race, sex, birth, and death set against the backdrop of Washington, D.C. Traveling through the city's present and past, its geography, its dream-world double, and its flora and fauna, Key Bridge examines the gap between Washington s day-to-day street-life and its status as a tourist spot and seat of the federal government. The city is presented as constantly shifting and evolving, a place that is impossible, finally, to pin down.
Ken Rumble was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up just outside the District in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He serves as the director of the Desert City Poetry Series and is a member of the Lucifer Poetics Group. His poems have appeared in journals such as Talisman, the tiny, effing magazine, Parakeet, Carolina Quarterly, and Cross Connect. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his partner and daughter.