Chris Campanioni

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Chris Campanioni is the author of six books, including A and B and Also Nothing (Otis Books | Seismicity Editions, 2020), a re-writing of Henry James’s The American and Gertrude Stein’s "Americans" which merges theory, fiction, and autobiography. Recent work appears in Ambit, Nat. Brut,  American Poetry Review, RHINO Poetry, and Life Writing, and has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese. He lives in Brooklyn, where he edits PANK.


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