Kurt Luchs Reveals Title And Approximate Publishing Date Of Next Poetry Collection

The title of the next poetry collection by Kurt Luchs will be Death Row Row Row Your Boat. Like his previous full-length book of poetry, Falling in the Direction of Up, and his humor collection, It’s Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It’s Really Funny), it will be published by Sagging Meniscus Press, the New Jersey literary house curated by Jacob Smullyan. The book will be issued either in late 2023 or early 2024.

Many of the poems have been previously published in periodicals and chapbooks, but Luchs is furiously rewriting the manuscript so that he will sound less like someone for whom English is his second language.

Luchs is a Contributing Editor to Exacting Clam, the literary journal also published by Sagging Meniscus. What he contributes are essays, poems and reviews.

In addition to the upcoming poetry book, he is working on several other manuscripts: Tributaries: Essays and Poems Inspired by Favorite Poems (drawn from a regular feature he does in Exacting Clam), a novel called Honey Street, and a book of essays about humor and comedy called Ha! Ha! Said the Clown.


  1. James Horn August 18, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    I just read your excellent non-pontification on “Of Mere Being,” which is way up on my favorite WS poems. Thanks. Happy writing and trails and Hanukkah, etc. . .

  2. kurtluchs September 26, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks for that James!

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