OMOTARA JAMES

Poet. Editor. Educator.

SELECTED POEMS

ONLINE

What We Leave Undone,” Platypus Press, February 2019

In Lieu of Ode,” Lambda Literary Spotlight, February 2019

Half Girl, Then Elegy,” Academy of American Poets, January 2019

"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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