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). His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, The Offing, The Cincinnati Review, Poet Lore, and Los Angeles Review. In 2020, two of his poems were nominated for Pushcart Prizes and one was a finalist for Best of the Net. He lives in NYC.

New Taxidermy

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

Fire Island

Because the I
becomes a we