Publications

Books:

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Labor (Nixes Mate, 2018)

Available at the following locations:
Grolier Poetry Book Shop (Cambridge, MA)
Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA)
I AM Books (Boston, MA)
Trident Booksellers & Café (Boston, MA)
Desperate Literature Book Shop (Madrid, Spain)

Information and links to purchase online:
http://nixesmate.pub/labor-lisa-desiro/

Author interview: http://www.masspoetry.org/newbookdesiro/
Overview: https://snowflakesarise.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/labor/

 

 

Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017)
E-chapbook, available in full here:
https://www.whiteknucklepress.com/lisa-desiro

 


Anthologies:

Pride
Writers Resist: The Anthology
(Running Wild Press, 2018)
http://www.writersresist.com/anthology/

A Survivor Exorcises an Evil Spirit
Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse
(Lost Horse Press, 2017)
http://www.losthorsepress.org/catalog/nasty-women-poets-an-unapologetic-anthology-of-subversive-verse/

Hawks in Harvard Square
Thirty Days: The Best of the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project’s First Year
(Tupelo Press, 2015)

Widmung
Er ist der Vater, wir sind die Bub’n: Essays in Honor of Christoph Wolff
(Steglein Publishing, 2010)


Journals and Magazines:

Finding Sexton’s Grave
In my dream Michelle Obama is coaching the swim team
Independent Noise, Issue 1.6, “Outsider”, Fall 2019
http://independentnoise.org/2019/11/06/finding-sextons-grave/
http://independentnoise.org/2019/10/31/in-my-dream-michelle-obama-is-coaching-the-swim-team/

Plovdiv, June 2000
Nixes Mate Review, Issue 13, Fall 2019
http://nixesmate.pub/plovdiv-june-2000-lisa-desiro/

So Many Things Come Out of a Woman’s Body
Indolent Books: What Rough Beast, October 1, 2019
https://www.indolentbooks.com/what-rough-beast-poem-for-october-1-2019/

Slow Faults That Kill
Lily Poetry Review, Volume 1, Issue 2, Summer 2019

Sibling Snapshot
Imagined Advice from Vincent Millay
Mezzo Cammin, Volume 14, Issue 1 (Summer 2019)
http://www.mezzocammin.com/iambic.php?vol=2019&iss=1&cat=poetry&page=desiro

Motherly Advice
The Orchards Poetry Journal, Summer 2019
https://orchardspoetry.com/?fbclid=IwAR3SRK3j_MWq5sU-Ucgn35duWqW_sqjwKktFKgX4_tIRgk1iQq26xQvTQvQ

Beautiful Things
Duos and Trios
The Avenue, Issue V: Music, April  2019
http://theavenuejournal.squarespace.com/home/2019/4/22/the-new-issue-of-the-journal-is-out

Almost ten years later, I dream of a sighting
Mom Egg Review, issue 17, April 2019
http://momeggreview.com/2019/04/01/mom-egg-review-17/

Nightmare
Indolent Books: What Rough Beast, January 23, 2019
https://www.indolentbooks.com/what-rough-beast-poem-for-january-23-2019/

American Sentences
Nixes Mate Review, Issue 10, Winter 2019
http://nixesmate.pub/american-sentences/

Voicelessness
Cliterature, ANTHOLOGY issue, Winter 2018
https://cliteraturejournal.com/lisa-desiro-anthology

Annual Pelvic Ultrasound
Cliterature, HEALTH issue, September 2018
https://cliteraturejournal.com/lisa-desiro-health

Home
Indolent Books: What Rough Beast, August 6, 2018
https://www.indolentbooks.com/what-rough-beast-poem-for-august-6-2018/

Pandora Speaks
Indolent Books: What Rough Beast, July 30, 2018
https://www.indolentbooks.com/what-rough-beast-poem-for-july-30-2018/

I’m a Girl. What’s your superpower?
Indolent Books: What Rough Beast, July 23, 2018
https://www.indolentbooks.com/what-rough-beast-poem-for-july-23-2018/

Ceiling without a Star
Indolent Books: What Rough Beast, July 16, 2018
https://www.indolentbooks.com/what-rough-beast-poem-for-july-16-2018/

Love Cannot Come Here
Indolent Books: What Rough Beast, July 9, 2018
https://www.indolentbooks.com/what-new-beast-poem-for-july-9-2018/

Lady of the House
The Writers’ Cafe Magazine, issue 10, “Portraits”, July 2018
https://thewriterscafemagazine.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/the-writers-cafe-magazine-issue-10-portraits/

Speaking Italian
Ovunque Siamo, volume 1, issue 6, 2018
https://ovunquesiamoweb.wordpress.com/current-issue-vol-l-issue-6/lisa-desiro/

Wanting to see
Artemis Journal, Volume XXV, 2018

Conveyance
Gloves and Tissues
Blood & Bourbon, Fall 2017
https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Bourbon-Fall-Phil-Halton/dp/1775081265/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1513179392&sr=8-2&keywords=blood+%26+bourbon

April
Valentines
The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, No. 43, Winter 2017

Tough as Nails
Annual Mammogram
Utterance
Cordella Magazine, Issue 8: Body, November 2017
http://www.cordella.org/eight#/tough-as-nails

Here is a Hand
Plath Poetry Project, October Week Two Retrospective, 2017
https://plathpoetryproject.com/other-week-two-poems/

A Ladder Rung
Plath Poetry Project, September Retrospective, 2017
https://plathpoetryproject.com/retrospective-for-a-fatherless-son/

Appetite
The Ocean State Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, September 2017

On her deathbed, she said
Nixes Mate Review, Issue 5, Fall 2017
http://nixesmate.pub/on-her-deathbed-she-said/

Minus +1
One Sentence Poems, August 26, 2017
http://www.onesentencepoems.com/osp/lisa-desiro-minus-1/

Why Single Straight Women Love Their Gay Male Friends
One Sentence Poems, August 25, 2017
http://www.onesentencepoems.com/osp/lisa-desiro/

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore
Plath Poetry Project, July Retrospective, 2017
https://plathpoetryproject.com/restrospective-poppies-in-july/

Six Among Thousands
Jam Tarts Magazine, Issue #4, August 2017
http://www.jamtartsmagazine.com/six-among-thousands-by-lisa-desiro

Dating through the Decades
A Party Girl Warns Her Heart
Shooter Literary Magazine, Issue # 6, Summer 2017

Observations in the Park
Pre-existing Poems, June 28, 2017
https://preexistingpoems.com/2017/06/28/observations-in-the-park/

Keep an Eye Out
Salamander, Issue #44, June 2017

Going through Customs after the Travel Ban
Indolent Books: What Rough Beast, May 6, 2017
http://www.indolentbooks.com/what-rough-beast-poem-for-may-6-2017/

Immigrant
Public Display of Affection
Rat’s Ass Review: Such an Ugly Time, April 14, 2017
http://ratsassreview.net/?page_id=2399#DeSiro

A Survivor Exorcises an Evil Spirit
Lockdown
Charity
Prodigal’s Chair, The Survival Issue (2017)
http://www.prodigalschair.com/a-survivors-hierarchy-of-needs.html

Hashtag Millennial
Indolent Books: What Rough Beast, April 3, 2017
http://www.indolentbooks.com/what-rough-beast-poem-for-april-3-2017/

Babel Tree
Mass Poetry: Poem of the Moment, January 18, 2017
http://www.masspoetry.org/poemofthemoment2/#pomdesiro

After the Marathon Bombing
Friends Journal, January 2017

Pride Party
Writers Resist, December 29th, 2016
http://www.writersresist.com/2016/12/29/a-poem-by-lisa-desiro/

Confined
Learning Winterreise
The Road Not Taken, Volume 11, Issue 3 (fall 2016)
http://journalformalpoetry.com/archive/2016/TheRoadNotTakenFall2016.pdf

Indolence Nourishes Grief
The Healing Muse, Volume 16 (2016)

Forbidden Fruit
Leaves & Fishes
Stone Soup
Prodigal’s Chair, The Water Issue (2016)
http://www.prodigalschair.com/three-cups.html

Hospice
Break
Mezzo Cammin
, Volume 11, Issue 1 (2016)
http://www.mezzocammin.com/iambic.php?vol=2016&iss=1&cat=poetry&page=desiro

The dream in which she chews on me
The dream in which she can’t be touched
The dream in which she disappears like a genie
The extreme close-up dream
The basement dream
The snow angel dream
Prodigal’s Chair,
The House & Home Issue (2016)
http://www.prodigalschair.com/dreams-of-my-mother.html

Trumped-Up
Rattle, Poets Respond (12/13/2015)
http://www.rattle.com/poetry/trumped-up-by-lisa-desiro/

Hindsight
Notation
Shedding
Self-repairing
The One Who Got Away
A College Student Confesses
Prodigal’s Chair, The Wrong Issue (2015)
http://www.prodigalschair.com/hindsight.html

There’s no crying in Taekwondo
Aethlon, Issue XXXII:2 (Spring/Summer 2015)

Gathering in the Aftermath
Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive & WBUR Oral History Project,
hosted at Northeastern University (March 2014)
http://marathon.neu.edu/items/show/8673

Babel Tree
Felled
Bereft
Greetings from Paradise
Going to Visit the Dead
Sixfold, Winter Poetry Issue (2013)
https://www.sixfold.org/PoWinter13/DeSiro.html

Another Art
Syllabics
Mezzo Cammin, Volume 8, Issue 1 (2013)
http://www.mezzocammin.com/iambic.php?vol=2013&iss=1&cat=poetry&page=desiro

Hawks in Harvard Square
Static Cling
Commonthought Magazine (2013)
https://commonthoughtmagazine.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/commonthought-2013/

Rainy Night Espresso
Retraction
Commonthought Magazine (2012)
https://commonthoughtmagazine.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/commonthought-2012-is-here/

Alter Ego
“Hooking Up” Aubade
Commonthought Magazine (2011)
https://commonthoughtmagazine.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/commonthought-2011/


Blogs:

“Art Song, Lieder, & Chansons: Understanding the Poem within the Song”
The Opera Stage Guest Artist Blog, November 1, 2016

An Old Poem Made New: Thoughts on “Carpe Luna”
CMASH (Chamber Music Art Song Hybrid) Blog, March 2, 2014