Saturday, 25 April 2020

Adam W. Burgess : part one

Adam W. Burgess is a southern Nevada writer whose work has appeared in Towers, Brave Voices, America’s Emerging Writers, and Watermark. Adam names as inspirations writers such as Dennis Cooper, Sylvia Plath, Ocean Vuong, and Audre Lorde. Currently, he lives with his husband in Las Vegas, where he is an English professor and a frequent explorer of the desert’s fabulous trails, mountains, and wetlands. You can find out more about Adam by visiting his website, www.roofbeamreader.com.

What are you working on?

Right now, I’m working on a collection of confessional poems about masculinity in the queer (specifically the gay male) community; it started as a mini-chapbook but has progressed into a longer set of works, made up of much longer poems. I’ve also been thinking through ideas for a novel in verse. I have beautiful and terrible dreams about the resurgence of epic poetry as a favorite literary form. Can you imagine?

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