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



Cover (1) Color.png


"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.