Adam Day

Adam Day is the author of Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, a PEN Emerging Writers Award, and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, the Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, Lana Turner, the Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He coordinates the Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, Scotland, and the Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest.

Fall 2009

A Family Romance

By Adam Day

The train to Trieste—Schiele, fifteen,        hoisting his sister's    suitcase onto the rack, a wash of cold light flushing her face like breath        traveling across    glass. Lost in fog, the windows […]

Spring 2008

Gallows Portraits

By Adam Day

I keep seeing Mussolini in his tight,                 pine coffin, shirtless on cedar shavings. One eye opened. Swollen face pancaked, his mouth a singed lipless stretch—                 a kind of cartoon, a […]

Spring 2008

Aubade

By Adam Day

This small passing. The braille of small pebbles around your hardened nipples—drill bits scattered in morning snow—the pipe fitter’s missing fingers—the odd sign of his open fist—crumbling cedar fence posts […]