BIo, & etc.


Me, a couple few years ago.


A little poetry playlist


"These Lacustrine Cities" by John Ashbery

"Song" & "The Satyr's Heart" by Brigit Pegeen Kelly

"I felt a Funeral in my Brain" by Emily Dickinson

"Leda, After the Swan" by Carl Phillips

"The Gate" by Marie Howe

"Homosexuality" by Henri Cole

"Amber Doll" by Ladan Osman

"Wreck" by Janine Joseph

"We Are Seven" by William Wordsworth

"Dinosaurs in the Hood" by Danez Smith

"Am Moor" by Lucie Brock-Broido

"First Kiss" by Kim Addonizio

"Vixen" by W.S. Merwin

"Litany In Which Certain Things Are Crossed Out" by Richard Siken


Caleb Curtiss is an educator, writer, and freelance editor. His poems, essays, criticism, and fiction have appeared in journals such as Passages NorthNinth Letter, HobartThe Literary Review, American Short FictionNew England Review, International Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Fugue, Hayden's Ferry Review, Redivider, and The Southern Review. He has served as a public school teacher, instructional coach, manuscript consultant, event director, and editor for a number of established literary, educational and arts organizations that include Champaign Unit 4 School District, University of Illinois Writing ProjectHobart, Ninth LetterBarrelhouse, and The Pygmalion Festival. In 2013 he was a finalist for The Poetry Foundation's Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. He has studied poetry at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the University of Illinois’ Creative Writing Program, and Vermont College of Fine Arts where he is an MFA candidate in poetry. He is from Champaign, Illinois and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland.


List of publications


“Swans as a Scourge,” “Cancer Field,” “Peripeteia in Goltzius’ Icarus”; Poetry

The Literary Review (2010)


“Dream”; Poetry

Weave (2011)


“Writers on Writing #11”; Essay

Passages North (web) (2011)


“Time Capsule”; Poetry

Redivider (2012)


“The Holding, The Explosion”; Fiction

Hobart (2012)


“Primer,” “Poem With You Drinking a Cup of Coffee”; Poetry

New England Review (2012)


“Love Poem”; Poetry

Hayden’s Ferry Review (2012)


“A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us”; Poetry

Pank (2012)


“Eileen”; Essay

Hayden’s Ferry Review (web) (2012)


“Bob”; Poetry

McNeese Review (2012) (Pushcart Nomination)


“Ghost,” “Cup & Saucer,” “Elegy”

Thrush (2013)          


“Earth Bear”; Fiction

American Short Fiction (web) (2013)


“Sparrow”; Poetry

Tar River Poetry (2013)


“Ronnie’s Hallucinations”; Poetry

TriQuarterly (2013)


“Effigy”; Poetry

Diagram (2013)


“Triplets”; Fiction

Bull (2013)


“A Spell of Winter”; Essay

Ninth Letter (2014)


“Self-Portrait Without My Dead Sister”; Poetry

Gigantic Sequins (2014)


“Kool-Aid Man”; Poetry

Green Mountains Review (2014)


“Fencing Response”; Poetry

Pamplemousse (2014)


“Self-Portrait as a Photograph of My Father,” “Self-Portrait With My Dead Sister”;Poetry

Spork Press (2014)


“Moth”; Poetry

Passages North (2015)


“Gun Cotton”; Poetry

Quiddity (2015)


“Cleave”; Poetry

Oyez Review (2015)


“Abstracting the Abstracted: A Review of The Cartographer’s Inkby Okla Elliot”; Criticism

International Poetry Review (2015)


“Aubade”; Poetry

The Collagist (2017)


“A Bloomery”; Poetry

Fugue (2017)


“I am Whole, I am Whole”; Poetry

Hobart (2017)


“Host of Hosts”; Poetry

The Southern Review (Winter 2018)