bio and online links

Sam Rasnake’s works, receiving five nominations for the Pushcart Prize, have appeared in OCHO, Wigleaf, > kill author, Big Muddy, New World Writing (formerly The New Mississippi Review), Literal Latté, Poets / Artists, fwriction : review, MiPOesias, Portland Review, Best of the Web 2009, The Southern Poetry Anthology, MiPOesias Companion 2012, BOXCAR Poetry Review Anthology 2, Dogzplot Flash Fiction 2011, and Lost Children. His latest collection is Cinéma Vérité (A-Minor Press, 2013). He has also served as a judge for the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, University of California, Berkeley, the chapbook editor for Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, and editor of Blue Fifth Review.



Necessary Motions (Sow’s Ear Press, 1998)
Lessons in Morphology (GOSS183, 2010)

          Tales of Brave Ulysses poetry series:

Religions of the Blood (Pudding House, 1998)
Inside a Broken Clock (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
Cinéma Vérité (A-Minor Press, 2013)
World within the World (Cyberwit, 2020)

Cinéma Vérité Front Cover



His poetry has received five nominations for a Pushcart Prize:

“Stories in ‘Flamenco Sketches’” – Erosha

“The Dead” – From East to West

“All My Sins Rising and Other Uncertainties, after Reading Furious Cooking” BOXCAR Poetry Review

“Cinéma Vérité” – Ramshackle Review

“Studies in Window” – BluePrint Review

One nomination for and publication in Best of the Web:

“Chamber Music” – BOXCAR Poetry Review (Selected for Best of the Web 2009), (Dzanc Books)

Four nominations for Best of the Net:

“Mountain Verse” – The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

“All My Sins Rising and Other Uncertainties, after Reading Furious Cooking” BOXCAR Poetry Review

“Studies in Window” – BluePrint Review

“Fragment, with Mask and Horn” – BluePrint Review


Works in anthologies:

Chamber Music” – Best of the Web 2009 (Dzanc Books)

This is not my testament” – BOXCAR Poetry Review Anthology 2

Questions of Epistemology” – Dogzplot Flash Fiction 2011

Dialogue of Self and Little Boy/Little Girl, or Not” – Lost Children

A Certainty and Not the Poem I Meant to Write” and “Mountain Verse” – The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VI: Tennessee (Forthcoming)

A Fable” – Deep River Apartments (Private Press)

Lines Written Under the Influence” – MiPOesias iPad Companion 2012 (Audio link at SoundCloud)

A Day in the Life” – LUMMOX 2012

The Wolf Who Cried Boy” – Flash Fiction Fridays (AdiMont Press)

5 Responses to “bio and online links”

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  3. Hi Sam, it’s such a pleasure to read about all your accomplishments. Congratulations on your outstanding achievements. I’m excited to read your poetry and discover your universe. Thank you and have a wonderful day. Michele

  4. […] wish to thank the editors of Blue Fifth Review, Michelle Elvy & Sam Rasnake for their continued support of my photographic work and for including me in blue collection 5 ~ […]

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