John Nieves

John Nieves has poems forthcoming or recently published in journals such as: Beloit Poetry Journal, Western Humanities Review, Southern Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review and Cream City Review. His first book, Curio, won the Elixir Press Annual Poetry Award Judge’s Prize and came out in early 2014. He is an Assistant Professor of English at Salisbury University. He received his M.A. from USF and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.


Sublimation/Deposition by John Nieves

    Firestain—afternoon hard and ratty, a wirehanger with an end chewed off. This is a silence drill.   All urgency is confined to cuticles, to follicles holding firm and slowly pushing forward. This is not contradiction. Your eyelashes plagiarize   shadows—shamelessly hiding parts of your gaze that could explain […]