Individual Poems

My poems and translations have been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, have appeared online everywhere from yoga blogs to the New York Times, and have been awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. I’ve given readings in places as loud as crowded bars in Chicago and as quiet as Poets House in New York.

stella berls 2014
Stella at a reading I gave at Berl’s in Brooklyn, March 2014.

In nearly a decade, my work has appeared in dozens of journals. The transient nature of the small press poetry beast means that I could only provide broken links to many of them, but some of the dearest to me are alive and kicking. Please sample my work there, and please start with the journals that are new to you as they deserve your freshest attention. These are in no particular order.

Word/For Word


Horseless Review



Poetry (translations)


Sink Review


Burnside Review (translations)

alice blue

Cultural Society

Yew Journal


The Economy

The Economy