Adrian Belmes

Out There

 
 

“Not Up for Discussion”, Anti-Heroin Chic

“fire on cuyahoga lake”, Bone & Ink Lit Zine

“Canto for Covet”, Red Queen Literary Magazine

“the long place”, Honey & Lime Lit

The Disposession”, Neutral Spaces

“the neverending semester”, “Sour Patch Kids”, FIVE:2:ONE

Shower Object on Thanksgiving Morning at the Bottom of the Bender”, FIVE:2:ONE

Loneliness”, Neutral Spaces

Connecticut Vampire”, X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine

I’ve Been Thinking About August Ever Since”, Neutral Spaces

eight funerals”, “y/our valley”, SOFT CARTEL

“City Transit”, San Diego Poetry Annual

silent disco”, Philosophical Idiot

19 Toucans”, SOFT CARTEL

 

Chapbooks

 
 
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AE+C

"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.

 
 

Hypertexts

 
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Recursion

: 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.