owen lucas

poetry, fiction and translation

Month: January, 2014

In Parentheses

Brand new poems now up at In Parentheses, a journal of new modernist writing. They’re from a series I’ve been writing based on a few of my favourite jazz compositions, in this case “Pannonica” from Monk’s Brilliant Corners and Ellington’s “The Mooche”, best version to be found on Ellington Uptown. Both are on Youtube and well worth a listen. Currently working on a longer narrative sequence based on Duke’s life.

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Toad Suck Review

North America is being teabagged by the arctic low-pressure zone as we speak, so here’s a poem about a snowstorm I wrote last winter. Up now at Toad Suck Review. Don’t everyone freeze to death now. Over and out.