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.


Cover art for  Lovejets

Cover art for Lovejets

Cover art for  The Bone Setter.

Cover art for The Bone Setter.

Den Sweeney, “Triptych”

Den Sweeney, “Triptych”

Den Sweeney, “Entanglement”

Den Sweeney, “Entanglement”

Cover for  Assaracus  21.

Cover for Assaracus 21.

Cover art for  QDA.

Cover art for QDA.

"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)