Featured Illinois Poet

Although this website's objective is simply to promote the art of poetry, its special focus is the rich bounty of work created by our state's poets past and present. Through features on the work of Illinois poets, the site will highlight the poetic legacy of Illinois and showcase the bevy of fine poets currently writing within the state.

Please visit the Illinois Poet Laureate website to view past Featured Poets.

Adam Clay

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Adam Clay is the author of A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World (Milkweed Editions, 2012) and The Wash (Parlor Press, 2006). His third book of poems, Stranger, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2016. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Crab Orchard Review, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, The Kenyon Review Online, Black Warrior Review, Iowa Review, The Pinch, and elsewhere. Along with being co-editor of TYPO Magazine, he is a Book Review Editor for The Kenyon Review and teaches at the University of Illinois Springfield.

 

Audio/Text Poems

  •  "What Happened" (from The Wash - Parlor Press, 2006)
  •  "Self-Portrait with House Slippers and Tap Water" (from A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World - Milkweed Editions, 2012)
  •  "Harbor" (from A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World - Milkweed Editions, 2012)
  •  "How to Stop Migration" (from A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World - Milkweed Editions, 2012)
  •  "Our Daily Becoming" (from Stranger - Milkweed Editions, 2016)