One of my longtime dream journals, Gulf Coast, has published my poem "Chicxulub Köçekçe / Pioneer Species” as an Online Exclusive! You can read it here now. Gulf Coast's contribution to Houston's literary community is immeasurable, and I personally credit many Boldface Conferences for Emerging Writers for my literary development. I highly recommend subscribing!
This is really a dream journal of mine, y'all! My poem "Snowglobe" has been published in Pleiades! Unfortunately it's behind a paywall but if you have institutional access or or $ you can read it here.
I'm beyond excited to have my poem "Foundation" featured in one of my #dreamjournals, The Missouri Review, as their Poem of the Week! Shout out to Houston's best riot grrl band Giant Kitty (though, sadly, they're on hiatus) and the video whose shoot initially inspired the poem. Check the poem out here!
I'm very grateful to have previously-published pieces "Sickle", "Molluscs", "Resolution", "Trickle-Down Theory", and "Ode to United Fruit" in the anthology Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump's America, published by New York Quarterly Books. I'm excited to share space with idols like Kaveh Akbar, Fatimah Asghar, Martin Espada, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Gregory Pardlo, Kevin Prufer, sam sax, and many others! <3
I'm a bit behind the curve on this one, since I received my copy a couple of months ago, but the winter has been full of travel and I'm just catching up on the site. You can purchase the latest issue of peculiar: a queer literary journal, which features my Utah Pride Center Poetry & Prose Contest-winning "Sickle" here!
So excited that my poem "Sickle" was selected as the 1st place winner in the Utah Pride Center Poetry and Prose Writing Contest! There will be a reading featuring all the winners on April 4; Salt Lakers, I'd love to see you there. "Sickle" is currently published in Black Heart Magazine and will be re-published in the fabulous local queer poetry magazine Peculiar.
If you like "Sickle" or my other work, please consider donating or sharing to help me make it to the Lambda Literary Writers' Retreat. I can't make it without your help, and the Retreat would help me continue to develop my writing while surrounded by other queer poets and writers. Thanks for all your support <3
I'm proud to say that I was selected as the winner of the 2016 Judson Jerome Scholarship to the Antioch Writers' Workshop! Although I was unable to attend, three of my poems ("Molluscs", "Trickle-Down Theory", and "Quijote") are now published in the 2016 Scholarship Winners anthology, available on Amazon.
"The University of Montana Department of Mathematics Post-Apocalyptic Working Seminar" in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics
The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics is quite remarkable--a place for poetry, art, and the humanities within the field of mathematics, and a place for mathematics in the world of the humanities. I'm proud to have my flash fiction piece, The University of Montana Department of Mathematics Post-Apocalyptic Working Seminar", published there!
I'm excited to have three poems published in oil on my mind: a collective art-based inquiry on grassroots approaches to wellbeing, ecology, and loss in the Southwest! This project asks important questions like the following:
"How does ecological degradation in the Southwest affect our lives? How do we respond—even in extreme mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional states—to the warming world around us? How do we create and perpetuate our reliance to oil and gas, to the pharmaceutical industry, and to other entities that may be maddening (and—at times–life-giving) themselves? Whose lives are most affected by the carcinogenic Gulf Coast?"
The organizers of this project include the rad Houstonian organizers/artists Yudith Nieto of Tejas Barrios and S Rodriguez of Paraspace Books!
Kenan Ince is a mathematician, poet, and organizer from Denton, TX, living on occupied Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute and Ute territory (so-called Salt Lake City). Their work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Pleiades and Word Riot, among others. They are the recipient of scholarships to the Antioch Writers’ Workshop and Lambda Literary Writers' Retreat and the winner of the Utah Pride Center Poetry & Prose Contest.