Publications

Labor
Nixes Mate Books, forthcoming 2017

April
Valentines
The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, forthcoming issue, winter 2017

Appetite
Ocean State Review, forthcoming issue, fall 2017

Tough as Nails
Cordella Magazine, forthcoming issue, fall 2017

Conveyance
Gloves and Tissues
Blood & Bourbon, forthcoming issue, fall 2017

A Survivor Exorcises an Evil Spirit
Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse
Lost Horse Press, forthcoming fall 2017

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

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

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

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/

Grief Dreams (e-chapbook)
White Knuckle Press,  June 2017
https://www.whiteknucklepress.com/lisa-desiro

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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