Adrian Belmes

Out There


“City Transit”, San Diego Poetry Annual

silent disco”, Philosophical Idiot

19 Toucans”, SOFT CARTEL



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"Take these leaden feet and make them true

expressions of my substance, left to bury

deep in history, lost to shame."

A provocative chapbook of poetry set in the time of The Great War, AE+C is an interconnected narrative of intimate glimpses into disillusionment. Explicit, honest, and heartbreaking, it explores the quiet agonies of broken marriage, miscarriage, fatherhood, and cloistered homosexual affairs.





: the determination of a succession of elements by operation on one or more preceding elements according to a rule or formula involving a finite number of steps

Winner of the San Diego State University 2018 Electronic Literature Competition. A digital-born hypertext, Recursion is a non-linear exploration of the extremes to which individuals will go in pursuit of happiness, revolving around the concept of narrative recursion through mechanically integrated recursion.