Justin Hocking is the author of The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld: A Memoir, winner of the 2015 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and a finalist for a 2015 PEN Center Award. His work has also appeared in Orion, The Normal School, Poets & Writers, The Portland Mercury, Tin House online, The Rumpus, Big Big Wednesday, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches creative writing at the Independent Publishing Resource Center and in the Low Residency MFA Program at Eastern Oregon University.

Justin Hocking is the author of The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld: A Memoir, winner of the 2015 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and a finalist for a 2015 PEN Center Award. His work has also appeared in Orion, The Normal School, Poets & Writers, The Portland Mercury, Tin House online, The Rumpus, Big Big Wednesday, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches creative writing at the Independent Publishing Resource Center and in the Low Residency MFA Program at Eastern Oregon University.

Justin Hocking

Groundshock
an excerpt from The Depths: A Reclamation
Issue 29: Lenses