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.

"Dogeza," Matador Review (Summer 2018)

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

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

"Listening to Incense," Impossible Archetype (Spring 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

"Night Terror," Rogue Agent (Spring 2017)

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

"Proviso," Linden Avenue Literary Journal (Winter 2016)

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

Den Sweeney, “Triptych”

Den Sweeney, “Triptych”

Den Sweeney, “Entanglement”

Den Sweeney, “Entanglement”

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

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

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

"Breathing Rites," Rogue Agent (Spring 2016)

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

“Kinbaku,” Tinderbox Poetry Journal (Spring 2016)

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

“Intended,” Up the Staircase Quarterly (Spring 2016)

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

ἐσχάρα,” Synaesthesia Magazine (Fall 2015)

Quarrel,” Atomic (Fall 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) (Fall 2015)

Perspectival,” Wordgathering (Fall 2015)

“Lifesong,” Thistle Magazine (Summer 2015)

“Embarkation,” Stylus (Spring 2015)

“Kyudo,” Feminine Inquiry (Spring 2015)

“Momentum,” Thistle Magazine (Fall 2014)

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

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

“Arcana,” Spires (Fall 2012)

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

“As an interloper,” Rainy Day (Winter 2012)

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

“On rusted knee,” Pacific Ties (Spring 2011)

Intimations (self-published chapbook) (Winter 2011)