Michael Montlack

Michael Montlack is author of two poetry collections and editor of the Lambda Finalist essay anthology My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them (University of Wisconsin Press). Recently, his poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, december, Phoebe, Cincinnati Review, and Poet Lore. This year his poem won the Saints & Sinners Poetry Award (for LGBTQ writers). Instagram: @michaelmontlack


I assumed an F was involved.

New Taxidermy

If only you could corner bad luck,
capture its cosmic willingness

Fire Island

Because the I
becomes a we