POETRY ... HMMM ... DOES NOT COMPUTE

CHRISTOPHER MCKITTERICK

POETRY


I HAVEN'T WRITTEN A LOT of poetry lately, because I found that I can often get the same fix from writing fiction. However, I used to write a lot of it, so I decided to post a bibliography and links to some of it here. I plan to post more and will of course keep you updated about new publications.

On the bottom of this page is a link to some of my sex poetry on a separate page.

But first, a list of my poetry that's been published and/or read in public. Within that, you'll see links (titles in blue) to some of those poems that'll open new windows. I hope you enjoy them!

Poetry collection:
  Pictures from a Trip

Fall 1990. My first poetry collection, literally word-drawings from a cross-country trip. A vanity publication of 30 hand-bound copies with spray-painted covers and pen illuminations (I had a lot of fun putting it together for friends and family). I still have about 20 copies; if you want one, let me know!

Contents:

perspective
continental divide
prehistoric Utah sandbar
gentle rip
waking up and smelling the air in Park City, Utah
ghost walk
on enormity
rain in the desert
you across the land
instant ocean
Terra's children
phantom kiss
vultures
bird-houses
greenbeards
fallen cloud
in guilt on a highway

Individual poetry publications

A lovesong for the sunlight
Mythic Circle
, 2000

Atlantis and the Why
Mythic Circle
, 2000

prehistoric Utah Sandbar
Mythic Circle
, 2000

spark of creation
Mythic Circle
, 2000

sex, strip mining, and memories
NOTA, Spring 1991

from feeling the stars too long
The Broadsheet
, April 1991

bottles and tubes and other writing utensils
NOTA
, Winter 1990

valentine's day
The Broadsheet
, November 1990

To Jill eleven days before we start getting used to wearing
  rings all the time

The Broadsheet
, Fall 1990

broken glasses
NOTA
, Fall 1990

prehistoric Utah Sandbar
NOTA
, Fall 1990

OPEN READING
The Broadsheet
, October 1990

BIG NEWS!
The Broadsheet
, September 1990

A Study in Pain, Part VII: an old man's song
NOTA, Spring 1990

Because the Moon 3: yesterday I saw the astronomer
NOTA, Spring 1990

once in a while...
The Broadsheet
, November 1989

gimme another shot
NOTA, Fall 1989

sometime, somewhere
NOTA, Fall 1989

mountain climbing
The Broadsheet
, October 1989

My Love for You is Like an Oil Spill
The Broadsheet
, September 1989

Poetry collection:
  I'm no Iron John

My complete collection of poetry I felt worth exposing to the public. I put this together for a contest in 1991, which - alas - it didn't win.

Contents:

I   Dad poems
Sangria
His advice to the bar
A Study in Pain Part II
bottles and tubes and other writing utensils
Who put that hole in the sky?

II   Because the Moon
Atlantis and the Why
Because the Moon 3
Because the Moon 4
drowning stars and no telescope
from feeling the stars too long

III Interlude
sometime, somewhere
gimme another shot
the eight years and your lifetime chase
I remember
sex, strip mining and memories
4 scents of youth
To all my teachers

IV   A Brief Study in Pain
in this country
(marks this spot)
a key turns
A Study in Pain Part IV:
cardoor drumbeat lying beneath the nest
a microcosmic view of universal change
November flower
Prehistoric Utah sandbar
Morning
time passes

V   Warfare
broken glasses
An analysis of nonlethal apocalypse
Just Causes
Uncle Memory
a children's rhyme
one interpretation of American politics
humanity's last moments

VI   I'm no Iron John
unfinished elegy
Alone + Alone=
A Study in Pain Part VII
When lines fall
I'm no Iron John

These too clean for you? You want some sex poetry? Okay, I gots me some of that. If you're 18 or over, go here:

Chris McKitterick's sex poems.

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