owen lucas

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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

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In Parentheses Vol. 2 Issue 4

One of the poems I had published online with In Parentheses got bumped up to the print edition. It’s a little post-colonial satire I wrote while listening to some “jungle style” swing music from the big daddy, Duke Ellington. (Specifically a piece called “The Mooche, which is always worth a listen.) In any case, you can purchase the PDF or print version of the issue, which as well as poetry contains a whole load of contemporary painting and graphic art, at the In Parentheses magcloud page.

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Clarion Issue 16 Update

The poem I got into BU’s Clarion magazine recently is now up on their website: www.bu.edu/clarion/16/owen-lucas.htm

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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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!

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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.

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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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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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Electric Windmill Issue 7

The guys at Electric Windmill decided to give me another go around. They now list me as a “regular contributor”, which I’m quite inordinately chuffed about. Pick up the PDF of #007 here. Another poem about Ophelia! Don’t say I don’t take on varied subjects. The print edition may appear in the Fall, but the last one still didn’t appear yet, so who knows? That’s all for now, mes poules. Good evening!

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Burningword Issue 67

I have three poems in the latest issue of Burningword. The first is based on a Sérusier still-life, the second on a painting of a rabbi by Marc Chagall. The third is my translation of a Rimbaud sonnet about Ophelia. You can pick up a digital or physical copy here.

Issue 67, July 2013