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Carson Pytell

Poet | Albany, NY

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Carson Pytell is a Pushcart nominated writer living in a small town outside Albany, NY whose work has appeared in numerous venues online and in print, including Cruel Garters, Perceptions Magazine, White Wall Review, Rabid Oak, Backchannels, Artifact Nouveau, Ethel Magazine, The Virginia Normal, NōD Magazine, and Neologism Poetry Journal, among others. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Coastal Shelf and participated in the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project in December 2020.

His first two chapbooks, First-Year (Alien Buddha Press, 2020) and Trail (Guerrilla Genesis Press, 2020) are now available and his next two, The Gold That Stays (Cyberwit Publishing, 2021) and Sketching (Impspired, 2021), are forthcoming.

When he isn’t writing, reading or sleeping, Carson enjoys silent and foreign film, the music of Townes Van Zandt, the art of Nicolas Martin and the politics of absolutely no one.

Latest from the Blog:

News: New chapbook out on Earth Day!

My next chapbook, nature themed and titled The Gold That Stays, is set to be released this Earth Day! April 22nd in case you’re wondering… Stay tuned for further details!

Poem: ‘Living’

(Sunet – Caspar David Friedrich, c. 1830) Living Two ended up togetherand of course had to make do.In what I’ve seen were shedsthey spoke and fought and loveduntil they were footmen each to each. One worked, the other gardened,maintaining every homeostasis.One read, one played the cellooften when it was dusk and rainingand the other wouldContinue reading “Poem: ‘Living’”

Poem: ‘Phaeacia’

(Odysseus and Nausicaa – Joachim von Sandrart, 17th Century) Phaeacia I gather thatif I painted a jaggedsquare of plywoodin all blackbut with two white blotsin the upper leftand bottom rightwith tails trailing off them,down and updwards,leaving a thin stripof woodgrainin the middle of the panel,then I could rid of you. But, somehow,when it is darkandContinue reading “Poem: ‘Phaeacia’”

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