OMOTARA JAMES

Poet. Editor. Educator.

SELECTED POEMS

ONLINE

“What We Leave Undone,” Platypus Press, forthcoming

“In Lieu of Ode,” Lambda Literary Spotlight, forthcoming

"the only rooms I occupy are empty," Nat.Brut, May 2018

"Wall," Literary Hub, April 2018

"Proverb," Poetry Society of America, April 2018

"Whereas," The Felt, December, 2017

"things/ i know to be true,/ but will never prove," The Coil, August 2017

2 Poems, The Seventh Wave, July 2017

"What She Said," Honeysuckle Magazine, Summer 2017

8 Poems, The Recluse, May 2017

Three Women/Two Transfers and a Token/One Reincarnation,” Cosmonauts Avenue, May 2017

4 Poems, Crab Fat Magazine, QTPOC issue, February 2017

Haircut,“ Winter Tangerine, WT2 issue, January 2017

 

PRINT

“Self Portrait as a Queer Block Party,” No Tokens, forthcoming

"When I said I had Obamacare, what I meant was Medicaid," No Dear, May 2018

2 Poems, American Chordata

"The Good News," The Arkansas International

"Same Satan," Honeysuckle Magazine, HERS issue

"Tides," Newtown Literary, June 2017

"Exit Interview," Newtown Literary, June 2017

ANTHOLOGIES

2 Poems, Emerge, Lambda Literary, March 2018

"A Hard Fall," Poetry 99 Chapbook (limited edition), December 2017

"Mirror Talk," "Four Women," Black Lesbians: We Are the Revolution, Sinister Wisdom

"Fruit Flies," The Other Side of Violet, Great Weather for Media, August 2017

"The Talk," "Pull," A Shadow Map: An Anthology of Sexual Assault, CCM, 2017

 

PRIZES

"Things/ I know to be true,/ but will never prove," The Coil, 3rd place, Luminaire Award for Best Poetry & Pushcart Prize Nominated, 2017

"Three Women...," Shortlisted, Cosmonauts Avenue, 2017 Poetry prize, judged by Eileen Myles

"Haircut," Winter Tangerine, WT Poetry Awards: Editor's List, 2016


CHAPBOOK

Daughter Tongue (APBF & Akashic Books. 2018)


SELECTED EDITORIAL WORK

LUNA LUNA MAGAZINE - C. Bain

LUNA LUNA MAGAZINE - Karisma Price


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