Dana Curtis

Dana Curtis’ third full-length collection of poetry, Wave Particle Duality, was recently published by blazeVOX Books. Her second collection, Camera Stellata, was published by CW Books, and her first book, The Body’s Response to Famine, won the Pavement Saw Press
Transcontinental Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in such publications
as Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, Colorado Review, and Prairie
Schooner
. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board
and the McKnight Foundation. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Elixir Press
and lives in Denver Colorado.


City of Ghosts by Dana Curtis   Recently updated !

    Banished to the seaside city made of diamond, we left ourselves in frozen fountains: I haven’t forgotten the broken borders and glass precipices. I’m used to being lost all the time. I found my way out of the labyrinth just to enter veins of silver and onyx. This […]


Circumnavigation by Dana Curtis   Recently updated !

    About the devastated warmth of the porch light hunger, about stars swallowed by the evening cacophony, about the river I live in and its shores instigated by movement and fragrance, about a story that says nothing, about a church burning in the distance, about these velvet ribbons found […]


Viva Chthonia by Dana Curtis   Recently updated !

    Because hell was a far more complicated place that anyone could have imagined, the jets spun through the atmosphere, something exhaled, myriad insects rising from a dry well to become a lot of dead crickets on a basement floor. Undoubtedly, the escalator sucks us into someplace foreign and […]