Publications

Labor
Nixes Mate Books, forthcoming 2018

Wanting to see
Artemis Journal, forthcoming issue, spring 2018

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

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/#/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/

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

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/

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

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

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)