The kind folks at Juked took a poem called “We are the Tape,” and I’m grateful for them. But this is a poem that isn’t quite done yet; that’s what happens, right? We write, and we make progress, and then we think it’s ready, but then a little more time goes by and we see it with some new eyes or hear new sounds.
I guess look for another version in a zine, chap, or full-length at some point later.
Juked gave me a publication way way back, in 2007, and it’s over in their archives if you want to see something from another time.
The good folks at LitBreak Magazine published 4 poems recently, “Balancing,” “Another Heatwave,” “Stake Out,” & “In the Glitter Pattern.”
Note: the image they used is not of me or anyone I know, and I appreciate them pairing art with the work. I also appreciate the attempts they made to accommodate some spacing that doesn’t necessarily mesh well with their site formatting, and they made a good effort (I also like poems on light grey boxes instead of white)!
On July 15th 2020, I read these poems on both facebook and Instagram, so if you find me on those, I hope you enjoy the reading!
There’s a new poem called “Episodes” in the latest issue of Thrush Poetry Journal, which is one of my favorite places on the internet to find poems.
Look to my facebook and instagram where I’m reading this on video, talking to machines.
It feels like poems I finish are often ones that are inspired from and set in places where I not longer live, or settings I won’t return to again. This poem happens in the place where I wake daily and cannot possibly anticipate leaving. Chickens are alive on the spot.
I hope you enjoy “Pampas Grass in the Backyard,” now up at K’in Literary Journal .
I don’t write prose often, but when I do, it’s rambley and disjointed. If that’s the kind of thing you’re into, I wrote a bit about riding about 30 miles on a cargo bike to get a big container of beer to my place in quarantine.
The people at BikeSD are doing wonderful work advocating for safe streets for cyclists in San Diego. I hope you’ll support them, and similar groups in your own city!
Lots of love to Joanna C. Valente for including “Second Date” on Yes, Poetry.
They have a full Bookstore of contributors to Yes, Poetry, so you can find a lot of awesome work there (and Carry On, the chapbook I wrote).
Enjoy this short lil poem, “Fireworks at Sea World,” over at Vinyl, and enjoy a lot of other excellent writing while you’re there!
Lennart Lundh wrote this review over at The Poetry Cafe, and I’m grateful for the generous read. Carry On can be ordered here.
If you have a chapbook, consider contacting Risa Denenberg, curator over there.
The full magazine can be picked up at the City College bookstore. Here’s the interview and 5 poems they shared from me:
Earlier this year, the good people at City Works, the annual literary magazine by San Diego City College, asked me to be the featured Local Writer.
On September 4th, 2019, in cities all over the country, there are readings to support Immigrant Families Together. I’m reading in San Diego with Jenny Minniti-Shippey, Karla Cordera, Manuel Paul López, Sandra Doller, Ben Doller, Tamaria del Rio, Felicia Williams, Chad Sweeney, Diana Garcia, Marco Wilkinson, Amanda Fuller, Kazim Ali, Sandra Alcosser, Julia Dixon Evans, Lizz Huerta, and many many more! We’re at Verbatim Books at 7pm.
To donate to this event, visit this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/writers-for-migrant-justice
There’s a new older poem in the latest double issue of Artful Dodge, the magazine from the Department of English at The College of Wooster, in Ohio. Find all the details right here!
I’m reading with Alexandra Mattraw in San Diego!
Hope to see you out at Verbatim Books at 30th and North Park Way in San Diego on 12/21 at 8pm!
The 2018 San Diego Zinefest just happened, and lots of love to everyone who came out with their creative wears, and to those who picked up poems at my table. For all the details, scour their site: http://www.sandiegozinefest.com/
In the picture are artifacts from Jillian Sandell, modempunk.com, Jennsteffey.com, clairekrueger.com, the SDSU Zine Club, https://thegiantrat.carrd.co/, wendyandthevoid.com, jaylilliane.com, thekidandi.bandcamp.com, and a few others who are a bit more elusive. You might find their stuff at Verbatim Books in San Diego, but check out their work if you’re into the zine-arts!
I’ll be at the San Diego Festival of Books on 8/25 at noon, with the wonderful local powerhouse, Verbatim Books.
Check them out all day, hosting local authors hour for hour. Click here for their facebook event.
If you’ve been a fan of digital chapbooks that were housed for free on press websites, but then found those presses to have disappeared, you know just how delicate some areas of our poetry ecosystem are, and what they simply cannot handle. I used to have a chap that went away, but now it’s back again.
I hope you enjoy Carry On, a collection of elegies. You can find it, along with other zine projects in the Chap/Zine part of this site. Carry On is also available wherever you like to pick up books of poems.
If you’re in Indianapolis, LA, NYC, or SD, I’d love to see you at one of these readings!
March 30th, 2018: w/ Jane Elaine Harris, Jan Selving, and C.S. Carrier at the Pop Culture Association Conference, in Indianapolis, In
April 14th, 2018: w/ Adam Stutz at the Poetic Research Bureau, in Los Angeles, CA
April 19th, 2018: w/ Janet Kaplan, Lauren Hilger & Joanna C. Valente, and Steven Alvarez at Berl’s Poetry, in Brooklyn, NY
April 28th, 2018: Group reading at Vermin on the Mount, La Bodega, Barrio Logan, San Diego, CA!
There’s a new issue of pacificREVIEW out of SDSU, and I have a poem in there called “Hammer,” side by side with work by Jim Ruland, Kazim Ali, Hanna Tawater, and Michelle Bonczek Evory. It’s also on the amazon.
The editor of this Errant Mythologies issue was Hari Alluri, a poet I missing having in the San Diego community.
From Limerick, Ireland, check out the latest Issue 3 of Silver Streams, where in there’s a poem called “To Ghosts.”
There’s a new poem in The Leveler Poetry for the first week of December (and ever after in the archive). Here’s a link to that: http://www.levelerpoetry.com/yes-levelheaded/
One of the things I love about this journal is the added feature of the “levelheaded” read, where the editors offer some response/analysis of each poem they publish. If it helps you, as a reader, to know, there was a 5 day-old goat whom I held at a farmers’ market in L.A. once. There have been other goats since, but they’ll have to wait for other poems…
I know you love stories, poems, and essays, but how do you feel about a game of 8-ball? How about literature racked up and ready to break?
Sean Thomas Dougherty has curated a new collection called Double Kiss: Stories, Poems, & Essays on the Art of Billiards, and included a poem of mine there in. You can find more details over at Mammoth Books, and if you want to find the poem, you’ll have to go through the joyous task of digging through the wonderland of the old No Tell Motel archive…wherein there is much magic….
I hope you enjoy the Vol. 2 No.1 issue of AMP Magazine, a project out of Hofstra University, and a poem called “Traffic in Indie Circles.” Though a resistant student who aggressively refused to try to understand Ashbery’s Chinese Whisper (if I recall my presentation was “Here are some poems. You figure it out”), Janet Kaplan is a wonderful professor, a powerful writer, and I’m humbled this poem caught her editor’s eye.
It’s for two students who were in my first workshop at the University of Illinois, excellent writers who seem to run on the same Chicago scene, and they sent a photo one day that was overwhelming joyful, and this poem overflowed from that.
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Moonsick Magazine, a journal promoting women, queer, and non-binary voices, is a publication doing what it clearly means to do: challenge the traditional literary canon of cisgendered white men. The editor’s note is right here. It’s one of those journals that I’m positive cisgendered white men send to all the time, even when the guidelines specifically make it clear which voices the journal is calling for.
But they also have an annual DUDE issue, and you’ll find “Leave No Trace” in that one. It’s humbling to have work welcomed into this space, and I hope you enjoy it, but also hope you enjoy going back to the issue regularly to read essential, yet marginalized, voices.
There’s an older poem in the new issues of decomP, which I hope you enjoy.
It’s a piece that causes me to rethink context, and how the poem must resonate beyond where it started. It’s an older draft, and helps me to remember the chanting of shapes.
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The latest issue of Poetry International is out, with some of the finest writing I’ve read all year. Among much talent is a little poem I wrote last year called “Please Don’t Center Poems.” If you want to subscribe, and get that issue of damn near 600 pages, it’s out!
This poem will come around again, in a tiny tiny chapbook soon, and I’ll be sure to let you know all about it when it does.
Just in time for the end of a difficult year, here’s a new poem in The Coachella Review!
A poem called “Canticles Known by Heart” was in an issue of Cobalt Review from last Spring, and I totally forgot to tell you about it! Please, forgive me, and enjoy the entire issues by clicking right here.
I hope you enjoy “Palliations of Early Summer” over in the latest Birch Gang Review. They’ve paired it with a photography: “Calumet Windows” by K. Carlton Johnson, which doesn’t look like many of the windows where I live now, but definitely resembles the sides of houses in places where the poem comes from. Take a look!
There are three poems up at Across the Margin. If we’re allowed to dig out own work a bit, I don’t mind saying that “Feast” and “Barking Spiders” are two of my favorites of the work I’ve done in the last few years. I hope you enjoy them, too.
The good people at The Cossack Review asked me some questions, and I did my best to give them answers–and a photograph with my chickens. You can scratch around the whole thing by following this link.
There’s a new issues of The Cossack Review, and you can find everyone who’s in it, and how to order a copy over at their website. There’s also a rumor that there will be contributor interviews up there pretty soon, over at The Volga, their blog (which already has some excellent content).
You can read a sample of the right here.
In addition to writing poems, I also put out books from others through Cooper Dillon Books. The good people over at the Best American Poetry blog asked us a few questions, and you can read the entire interview right here!
Among the 96 pages of action in the latest Carbon Culture Review is a poem called “Acts.” I hope you enjoy it, and pick up a copy to check out some of the graphic work they’re pairing with the literary goodness!
It’s a joy to be in another issues of Thrush Poetry Journal, with a poem called “Look into the Swell.” The full issue is also something to spend time with.
I cranked out this little sonnet for my students, and thought this would be a good place to share it. If you teach, and would like to use it, go for it! Just please let me know.
Please Don’t Center Poems
Please don’t center your poems. Margin left,
which is natural and easy on eyes.
The lines want to sit over here, chickens
on a perch, together and warm, left left.
Please don’t center your poems, since they are
not greeting cards, nor lyrics. They are not
the lines in the road, sides spaced for cars
to pass through, avoiding the swept clean curbs.
Please don’t center your poems, but feel free
. to play with the spacing a little bit.
. No one will die if a line wanders out
. with purpose: poetry as detective
. seeking answers in wide open danger
who makes it home, safely, or moves way out.
Note: the periods at the beginning of the lines in the last stanza are only to get the spacing to show up on here on WordPress.
Look for two poems in the latest Ping Pong. This issue also features a folio of poems from Central America: lots of work I’m excited to read!
Details for ordering and subscribing at here.
It’s an honor to be included in the latest Carbon Culture: The intersection of Technology + Literature + Art. To read “Public Radio” and “Bird Rock Avenue,” just click right here!
An additional poem, “Acts” made its way into the print edition, mentioned in a separate post.
I hope you enjoy this poem, “Shaving is Too Easy,” in Luna Luna Magazine. The poem is in a manuscript that is hopefully forthcoming from some wonderful press, one of these days.
Issue 14 of Storyscape Literary Journal has three of my poems in it, all in the Truth section.
I hope you enjoy them.
Also, check out the “Records” section for video of me reading poems, if that’s what you’re into.
I recorded a poem called “Pre-War,” originally published in InDigest, into a microphone I made out of a Foster’s can, a 27mm piezo, a 1/4″ jack, an old Academy of American Poets membership card, and some painters’ tape. You can listen to it over at H_NGM_N, and I hope you like it.
If you come across A Sharp Piece of Awesome out of Taft College, I hope you enjoy a poem I have in there called “On a Morning of Resolve.” The design work from James Meetze is pretty wonderful, and the cover art by Kerry Hyatt makes it look very good!
The Barnstorm Literary Journal out of the University of New Hampshire has posted “Lightning in the Desert,” complete with an audio recording!
I hope you enjoy this poem, “Stanzas from Home,” in TYPO Mag!
And a huge Thank You to Adam Clay for allowing it to be there. If you see him around, consider buying him a drink.
It looks like my poem from Arsenic Lobster made it into the 2014 Anthology, which you can purchase right here!
The good people at Crossroads: A Literary Journal of Ebb & Flow asked a few questions about poems and books. If you want to the answers, the interview is right here!
The good people at Poetry International also posted it up over here.
I hope you enjoy Carry On, a small collection of poems put out from H_NGM_N Books!
Get it here!
There’s a new poem in Crannog #36, a wonderful magazine out of Galway, Ireland. They also make it available on Kindle, if that’s how you roll.
The good people @SquackBack took a whole mess of poems!
Check out H_NGM_N #16, where I have two poems among many wonderful people! #HM16
If you click the twitter link, it’s already hashtagged up for you!
The legendary Dan Gutstein (who runs Blood and Gutstein) was kind enough to interview me for Delphi Quarterly about a whole bunch of stuff–“Old School Values: A Conversation with Writer and Publisher Adam Deutsch.”
I hope you enjoy this little poem from a new manuscript in-progress. CA Conrad was kind enough to let me read it for Jupiter 88, and I’m not really angry, regardless of how I look…