Chris Campanioni

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Chris Campanioni is the author of six books, including A and B and Also Nothing (Unbound Edition, 2023 / Otis Books Seismicity Editions, 2020), a re-writing of Henry James’s The American and Gertrude Stein’s "Americans" that merges theory, fiction, and autobiography. His work has found a home in Ambit, Nat. Brut,  American Poetry Review, RHINO Poetry, Adroit Journal, and several other journals and anthologies. He lives in Brooklyn.


Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
in & out of jean shorts (the reel catches)

I wish for sex out / in the open, to have / some strange body / glide over mine, to collide / as if to butterfly / underwater required not one / but two sets of salty / chests & jutting / calves

Sep 08, 2020