Mladen Stilinovic,  Dictionary  (2000-2003)

Mladen Stilinovic, Dictionary (2000-2003)

My poetic practice continues to offer me opportunities to engage with the multiple forms of pain I experience — a thinking through them, alongside them, with them, within them, beyond them. The arrhythmia of pain, its fleeting and polymorphic nature calls for a form that can witness it as accurately and fully as possible. I’ve found my work aspiring toward description — fragmented, lyrical accounts of the very fineness of embodied feeling. There is quiet power in this inhabitation of pain through language rather than a refusal or rejection of that pain as subject to annihilation.


The Bonesetter (chaplet), Damaged Goods Press (2019)

“Amberwork,” “Hour: a Dissection", Datableed (2019)

“Happy Valley,” Jet Fuel Review (2018)

“Joseph,” “Room 34B,” Nat. Brut. Beyond Resilience Folio (ed. Kay Ulanday Barrett) (2018)

"Dogeza," Matador Review (2018)

"A Lover Dead in His Twenties," Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Poets Resist Series (2018)

"Doctor K.," Brain Mill Press, special feature on Rogue Agent (2018)

"Listening to Incense," Impossible Archetype (2018)

"Scoliosis, A Portrait," Rogue Agent (2017, nominated for Best of the Net Anthology)

"Lapse," "Nostos,Calamus Journal (2017)

"Curvature," District Lit: Disability, Medicine and Illness Special Issue (2017)

 "Fièvre," Hematopoiesis Press (2017, nominated for Pushcart Prize)

"Fleshworld," "Epistle to the Body in Pain," "Ippo," The New Engagement (2017)

"Night Terror," Rogue Agent (2017)

"Ippo," "Perle," "Epistle to the Body in Pain Queen Mob's Teahouse (2017)

"Proviso," Linden Avenue Literary Journal (2016)

"Entanglement," "Triptych," Disability and Intersectionality, VSA Massachusetts & Open Door Gallery (2016) 

Den Sweeney, “Triptych”

Den Sweeney, “Triptych”

Den Sweeney, “Entanglement”

Den Sweeney, “Entanglement”

"Arisen," "Fuinjutsu," "Imago," The Deaf Poets Society (2016)

"S; or, a Retrospection," Unbroken (2016)

"Fragment," "Nyctalgia," Stylus (2016)

"Breathing Rites," Rogue Agent (2016)

“Homecoming,” “What Mama Gave Me,” “Christmas Eve,” Random Sample Review (2016)

“Kinbaku,” Tinderbox Poetry Journal (2016)

“Receiver,” “Snow Chrysanthemum,” “Parting,” "φίλος,” “Self-Portrait as Thersites,” “Disorientation,” “Kinbaku,” “Lacunae,” Assaracus (2016)

“Intended,” Up the Staircase Quarterly (2016)

"Reflexivity," Graduate Student Center Year of Discovery Art Exhibition (2016)

ἐσχάρα,” Synaesthesia Magazine (2015)

Quarrel,” Atomic (2015)

“Perspectival,” “With All Due Respect,” “Curvature: Learning to Stand Up Straight; or, Growing Up Sideways,” QDA: A Queer and Disability Anthology (Handtype Press, ed. Raymond Luczak) (2015)

Perspectival,” Wordgathering (2015)

“Lifesong,” Thistle Magazine (2015)

“Embarkation,” Stylus (2015)

“Kyudo,” Feminine Inquiry (Spring 2015)

“Momentum,” Thistle Magazine (2014)

“Divergence,” Thistle Magazine (2014, featured poet)

“After you left an orchid,” Thistle Magazine (2013)

“Arcana,” Spires (2012)

“L’Automne,” “Morningside,” Spires (2012)

“As an interloper,” Rainy Day (2012)

“Bayside,” “Postmortem,” Westwind (2012)

“On rusted knee,” Pacific Ties (2011)

Intimations (self-published chapbook) (2011)