A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us
Paperback, 37 pages
Published February 15th 2015 by Black Lawrence Press
ISBN: 978-1-62557-931-7

"A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us is an elegant chronicle of grief, of the sprawling bonds between brothers and sisters, of bodies in this world, of the power of language when so artfully arranged. Caleb Curtiss is a poet among poets and in this beautiful and assured collection, he makes himself heard and how."

—Roxane Gay

"This brilliant new taxonomy serves as an exhilarating reminder that the things most capable of haunting us are the most haunted things themselves.

—Matthew Gavin Frank

A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us speaks to us from the present tense of absence, an unyielding landscape in which these radiant poems are a ceaseless controlled burn. Their narrative enquiry—‘like the sea in a storm, I did not know / how I was like a storm’—has been primed in a liminal field between grief and selfless intellect.”

—Renée Ashley


Rain Taxi Review, by Robert Manaster

The Literary Review, by Heather Lang-Cassera

Scout Poetry, Staff Review

Columbia Poetry Review, by Matthew DeMarco

Pank, by Katie Schmid

Diagram, by Will Cordeiro

Selected Journal Publications


The Literary Review | "Swans as a Scourge"

New England Review | "Primer"

Hayden's Ferry Review |  "Love Poem"

TriQuarterly | "Ronnie's Hallucinations"

Diagram | "Effigy"

Gigantic Sequins | "Self-Portrait Without My Dead Sister"

Passages North | "Moth"

Fugue | "A Bloomery"

The Collagist | "Aubade"

The Southern Review | "Host of Hosts"

Diode | “Dead Doe”