qtine thoughts (w/a line from Psych lol)   december 2020, northwest review

 

METADATA            february 2020, underblong

 

for the kids i keep seeing in my dreams

in my dreams i read arabic fast                            tinderbox poetry journal, may 2020

 

"california in the summer & my hair is growing long"

gray area                                                               homology lit, january 2020

wet                                                                     

 

a girl and her (robot) dog (essay)                             input mag, january 2020     

 

poem on the day some guy grabbed my ass                    the margins, january 2020

luv poem 3 (with lines from jack's mannequin & lauryn hill)      glass poetry press, january 2020

 

luv poem 2 (while listening to lady lamb)      cordite poetry review, december 2019

the prefix mar means sea

icarus puts on her make-up                         the rumpus, november 2019

 

INTERVIEW: Writers Talking About Anything But Writing - Dreams, Tarot, TV      f(r)iction, august 2019

in another dimension i am a good daughter            paper darts, july 2019 (order | read)

(listed at mille, too)

POET IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Mass Poetry                     july 2019

INTERVIEW: Unootha                   may 2019

INTERVIEW: Why We Write Podcast - "Chasing poetry"      march 2019

INTERVIEW: VIDA                                            february 2019

For the spring semester & for hannah rego         cotton xenomorph, february 2019

                                                                     review: frontier poetry, march 2019

AT BEITEDDINE, SUMMER 2018                       vagabond city, january 2019

journal fragments (after ocean vuong)              cosmonauts avenue, december 2018

can you be arab without following every trail of smoke        the scores, november 2018

BOOK REVIEW on Liminoid Magazine                          november 2018

true things

      +

everything my mother told me not to do

      +

wardeh w zahrah

      +

no one in my family writes down recipes

                                                  aperçus, september 2018

                                                                     + interview

on profanity & arab-american girlhood     bird's thumb, february 2018

                                                                     + interview

IF A TREE FALLS IN THE FOREST AND

I BLOCK YOUR NUMBER DO I GIVE A SHIT

                                   +                                     big lucks, january 2018

note on phosphenes 

origin story                             sukoon, january 2018

notepad fragments (after o.v.)

on practicing my arabic                       sukoon, january 2018

i'm told that depression is an american thing like owning a dog or talking about your feelings    the shallow ends, november 2017

i need everything to be meaningful

at all times or i can’t get out of bed

                   +

in which the goatfish moon does not feel sorry for me        hobart pulp, november 2017

                      + 

where are my spoons

it doesn't have a name    crab fat magazine, september 2017

traveling alone     (finalist for Real Good Poem prize)       rabbit catastrophe, summer 2017

                                                                                       + reviewed on the Wilds

aphorisms for lonely arabs      mizna: surviving, july 2017

where are we headed         the margins, may 2017

There is a country to be built:

a conversation between Jess Rizkallah & Carol N. Fadda      Los Angeles Review of Books, April 2017

i haven't forgotten

give me the flute & sing              sukoon, april 2017

there is so much love and leaving in minimum wage          beech street review, spring 2017

WRITER OF THE WEEK: maudlin house, december 2016

T.S. ELIOT IN THE TIME OF TRASHFIRE        Rattle, October 2016

i am but i'm not

prodigal daughter

#NOTALLDOGS                  HEArt Online, november 2016

for the angry arabs who won't let anyone catch them crying                 essay, button poetry, august 2016

 

every time i remember my bullies mama worries i'm still not over it      jaffat el aqlam, september 2016

 

my other mouth

HOW TO SAVE TIME AND DIGNTY AND GET

THE SAME RESULTS AS FALLING IN LOVE

WITHOUT ACTUALLY HAVING TO FALL IN LOVE

one of these days here’s what i’ll do:                       Inferior Planets, issue 2
 

deir al qamar means convent of the moon & it's all i think about

V.

the daylight is equal parts funeral procession and parade              Wyvern Lit, Spring 2016

Lyric Essay for Beirut, NAILED Magazine 11/23/2015

 

   punk ass strawberries

   WORKING FRIDAY NIGHTS IN HARVARD SQ,

   the summer i keep yelling,                          Alien Mouth, Oct. 2015

 

Three poems printed in Welcome To The New Hallelujah, 2015

 

blood honey, Words Dance 9/29/2015

 

DISCOVERING ASTARTE IN A PUNCHLINE FROM A WHITE MAN'S MOUTH, The Qahwa Project, 7/1/2015

 

They call me Thunder Thighs, Voicemail Poems, 1/15/2015

 

bop bop, Ant vs. Whale, 5/15/2015

 

mama told me these things (RE: SKIN), NAILED Magazine, 5/25/2015

 

Sin el Fil, Lebanon - Drunk in a Midnight Choir, 4/10/2015*

          *Pushcart Prize Nominated

 

staple this to my dental records, Word Riot, 9/15/2014

 

Beverly Sky & Mario Kon: Narrative / Non-narrative       Artscope, 11/25/2014

 

   Saturn's Return

   Answering your alarm clock

   WELL, COME HOME                   Electric Cereal, 10/19/2014

 

   if teta never had to leave lebanon would she make preserves

   Sometimes I Feel Like My Own Life Would Never Pass The Bechdel Test

   You Got Way Too Excited About Annihilation Before The Cosmic Folk Show

                                                  Drunk in a Midnight Choir, 10/21/2014

 

Abrupt Banjo Stubs Its Toe On a Stack of Love Letters, Oddball Magaine, 10/1/2014

 

   

                                    

 

Text & Illustrations © 2020 Jess Rizkallah 

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