Pushcart Nominations

Tons of gratitude to the editors of Guernica/A Magazine of Art & Politics and The Journal for nominating my poems "Dominion" and "Ortolan" respectively for Pushcart awards!

"Dominion" was workshopped in Frank Stewart's graduate workshop at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa. It was written as a response to police violence against people of color in support of #blacklivesmatter.

"Ortolan" is forthcoming from my book The Taxidermist's Cut and uses excerpts and language found from websites that historicize this inhumane French culinary practice.


To read and to listen to me read "Dominion" click the title.

To read "Ortolan" click the title,


And thank you to Quarterly West for the Best of Net nomination for my poem "Ancestor"!!!

"Ancestor" was written as a whale song poem based on the structure of humpback whale song and was selected by Philip Metres for an AWP Intro Journal Award.


To read "Ancestor" click the title.

© Rajiv Mohabir 2019