owen lucas

poetry, fiction and translation

Month: October, 2013

Whisperings Vol. 2 Issue 3

Over the past six months, Mountain Tales Press has been serialising Afterworks, a set of my ekphrasis poems, in their publication Whisperings. The latest issue features the final six poems in the sequence, and is available on Magcloud in print or digital editions.

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Poets & Writers

My application for a listing with Poets & Writers has finally been approved. Visit and check it out:


Clarion Issue 16

AGNI is the literary magazine that usually springs to mind when you think of Boston University, but it’s not the only one. Clarion is a small print journal that has been produced by the BU Literary Society since 1999. Issue 16 is now in print and features “275”, a poem that I’m quite proud of. Its inspiration was a gigantic Alphonse Mucha painting entitled “Plamínek naděje”, meaning “Flame of Hope”, depicting the last moments of an exiled Bohemian church father as he looks out across the Baltic sea. See here for subscriptions (currently the only way to purchase the magazine). That’s all for now!


Forge Issue 7.2

You can now view three of my poems online at Forge: 297, a translation of Baudelaire’s “Le Flacon”, 311, an ekphrasis poem based on an Emil Nolde painting, and 319, a little sketch of some robins fighting outside my window. All three are in the print edition, which is available at lulu.com.


A Clean, Well Lighted Place Vol. 5

A poem I wrote for the Adroit Journal summer workshop is being published in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place. It’s about a guy who waits out a huge storm on an island, taking shelter in an old shack. Any magazine named after a Hemingway short story is alright with me. Pick it up in print or digital here.

Update: the issue is now also available on Amazon.