Poetry Sampler


Poems from Day of the Border Guards (University of Arkansas Press, 2014)


Border Guards cover smaller

“The Cow,” “Lermontov’s Room: Moscow 1995,” “Peredelkino,” “Reading Mr. Lincoln’s Army,” and “Wreaths” (The Iowa Review)

“Speaking Russian,” “The Parrot Flaubert,” “Yellow Flowers,” “Names for Snow,” “What’s Left,” “Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts,” “Thirty Years Later” and “The Percussive Quality of Light” (Innisfree Poetry Journal)

“Siberian Spring,” “Knitting in Siberia” and “Day of the Border Guards” (Terrain)

“Driving the M8” (Innisfree Poetry Journal)

“Old Maps,” “The Cow,” “City of Bells” and “Kingdom of Heaven” (Beltway Poetry Quarterly)

“Day of the Border Guards,” “Reading Mr. Lincoln’s Army,” and “Old Maps” (PoemoftheWeek.org)

“Speaking English” (Arlington Magazine)

“Evdokia” (Quill & Parchment; first published in Delmarva Review)

“Centralized Heating” (Quill & Parchment; first published in Chattahoochee Review)



Poems from Gentling the Bones (2007)


Bones Cover Shot from Finishing Line

“Butterflies,” “Grandma’s House,” “Grandma at Ninety,” “Mental Hospital,” “V-E Day” (Innisfree Poetry Journal)

“HAZMAT” (Southern Poetry Review)








Uncollected Poems



Photo courtesy of Nathan Leslie

“The Bear” (Redux; originally published in Prairie Schooner)

“Birdsong” (Valparaiso Poetry Review)

“Leaving Home,” “Soup,” and “Postcards from the Floating World” (Connotation Press: An Online Artifact)

“Enough” and “Soul Food” (Prime Number)

“Driving to Juniata” (qarrtsiluni)

“For My Beloved” (Beltway Poetry Quarterly)

“Apology to James Baldwin for Margaret Mitchell and My Father” and “Yamato Road” (About Place Journal)

“Planning Your Suburban Affair” (Anomaly, formerly Drunken Boat)

“Evening Storm, Ballston,” “A Receipt to Cure Mad Dogs, or Men or Beasts Bitten by Mad Dogs,” and “Nakhla” (Taos Journal of International Poetry and Art)

“The Moor Browses Books in Baghdad” (“Community Responses to Othello: Katherine E. Young” commissioned by the Washington Shakespeare Theatre and first published in Asides Online)

“Bar at the Folies-Bergère,” “The Moor Browses Books in Baghdad,” and “Dénoument” (Arlington Literary Journal, Issue 104. “Bar at the Folies-Bergère” commissioned by the Washington Shakespeare Theatre and first published in Poets Are Present Anthology; “Dénoument” first published in Subtropics.)

“Mo(u)rning Poem” (Origins Journal and The Quarry, Split This Rock)

“hush: unbutton sunset” (commissioned for the 2018 Columbia Pike Blues Festival as part of the Arlington Poet Laureate program)




Reviews, Commentary, and Criticism


“Heart of Spotted Wings: dg nanouk okpik’s Many Ways of Seeing” (Poet Lore)

“Letter to Tolik: Rostov-on-Don, Russia” (On Place)

“The Late Style of Ann Knox:  An Appreciation” (Innisfree Poetry Journal)

Oblige the Light by Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka” (The Potomac)

“Lidia Kosk, ed. Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Szklana góra / Glass Mountain (Loch Raven Review)

Leave a comment

1 Comment

  1. On Place: Katherine Young | Kelly Ann Jacobson

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: