owen lucas

poetry, fiction and translation

Behemoth Review

With poems in! And one of them’s mine! Here, look.

Really System Issue 6

I have the good fortune to have encountered indulgent editors in Really System; they just published the longest poem I’ve yet had in print. It’s actually something I wrote for my brother, as an attempt to rehash a theatre piece we were working on. The subject was a gloomy, old-man Alexander the Great, transplanted into a gloomy, old-man seaside town in the south of England. In the original incarnation, Alexander is swallowed by an apocalyptic storm. In this version, which I wrote in verse, the apocalypse is more in his mind than in reality.

YAY! LA Magazine

Alright, so here‘s a very recent one, written in the miserable weather at the start of the month, and newly published by the very cheerful YAY! LA Magazine in honour of National Poetry Month. Hooray! It’s accompanied by lovely artwork by Tracie Cheng.


Tribe Issue 32

I got a poem into the latest issue of Tribe, a London magazine of art, design, music, and writing. So much cool artwork to check out in this issue. Find me on p. 21. More soon! xxx

The Monarch Review

New poem up at crunchy little Seattle literary mag The Monarch Review. It’s an ekphrasis poem about naked ladies in a Cezanne painting.

In other news: spring!

Bird’s Thumb Oct ’14

Here’s some stuff that came out five months ago in Bird’s Thumb. I just found out about this today, which was confusing. Anyway here they are: 412, 418.

(picture of bird thumb)

SAND Issue 10

SAND is a journal of poetry in English, published in Berlin on a regular basis. (Good old Germans! So metropolitan.) Anyway, I’m in the latest one. It’s available here. In fact, it has been available for a while, but I’m badly organised. That’s all for now. xxxx

The Rotary Dial Jan 2015

Toronto (or anywhere?) based poetry magazine The Rotary Dial just put its January issue up on the Kindle store for one dollar. If you have a dollar and Kindle and would like to combine the two in order to read one poem I wrote and several other poems that other people wrote, click on this. Thanks!


Hello all. Two of my translations of poems by Rilke just appeared in the new JMWW. Here and here. It’s a special translation-only issue, so lots of other goodies to check out. Bye for now!

Sunlit: Fall 2014

New poem up at Sunlit magazine. Hope it pleases. More coming soon. xx