owen lucas

poetry, fiction and translation

Month: September, 2013

Lost in Thought Issue 5

When Robert Vaughan at Lost in Thought got in contact with my earlier this year and asked me to write something for the new issue, I’d already had my greedy eyes on the magazine for some time. Simply put, it’s one of the most beautifully designed and thoughtfully curated American literary magazines I’ve come across, a fact that is all the more remarkable given that its staff is comprised of just two guys. Anyway, their approach is quite novel: they research artwork for the upcoming issue, and then send images to writers whom they feel the images would suit. Once they have all the writing and artwork they experiment with visuals and text in some fresh, charming ways. The poem I wrote for them is a recent favourite, about a Metro-North conductor. Pick up the issue in print or digital versions here.

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The Adroit Journal

A hoard of poems from the Adroit summer workshop are now online, including a sonnet I wrote about an awkward encounter between two old college pals. Visit adroit.co.nr, click “More” and “Summer Workshop” and you can read them all.

The Gap-Toothed Madness Issue 3

The latest issue of The Gap-Toothed Madness just hit the shelves, and it contains another of my ekphrasis poems, this one based on a blue period Picasso from 1901, La chambre bleu. Visit the GTM online store to pick up a copy.

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Eunoia Review

Three new poems now online at Eunoia: 296, a translation of “Confession”, one of my favourite Baudelaire poems; 321, a little study of a tropical bird; 322, a piece based on one of Cézanne’s smaller “Bathers” paintings. Eunoia runs through WordPress, so if you like the work, give it an up or a reblog. Cheers!

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