Peter Vertacnik

Poet & Translator

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Poetry

2021

"False Elegy Beginning with the Moon," Literary Matters (forthcoming)

"Apology to Candles," The Hopkins Review (forthcoming)

"Mourning Doves," Folio (forthcoming)

"After," North Dakota Quarterly (forthcoming)

"Wind," North Dakota Quarterly (forthcoming)

"Departure," Clackamas Literary Review 

"The Question," Clackamas Literary Review 

"My Father's Face," The MacGuffin 

"Vanity," Rat's Ass Review 

"Daybreak on Lake Huron," River Heron Review 

"Conscience," Asses of Parnassus 


2020

"Collars," Alabama Literary Review 

"My Mama's Schmaltz," Alabama Literary Review 

"Teacher's Lament," Alabama Literary Review 

"On the Night-Stand," Asses of Parnassus 

"Constitutional," 8 Poems 

"Sugar Beets," Psaltery & Lyre 

"Concerning Pedestals," Asses of Parnassus

"Home Movies," South Florida Poetry Journal 

"The Book," Water~Stone Review 

"Fears," Better Than Starbucks 

"Balance," Poet Lore

"Anesthetic," The Hopkins Review 

"Reader's Guide," Asses of Parnassus

"Standardized," Asses of Parnassus

"Peonies in July," Valparaiso Poetry Review

"Reading Together," The American Journal of Poetry


2019

"Seasonal Change," Asses of Parnassus

"Hyperopia," Asses of Parnassus

"The Viewer,"  Literary Matters


2018

"Bedtime Story," The Orchards Poetry Journal

"A Plea to the Media," Asses of Parnassus

"'Why Are We Doing This?'" Asses of Parnassus


2017

"Accolade," Asses of Parnassus

"Dial Tone," Asses of Parnassus

"Final Illness," Asses of Parnassus

"Malpractice," Asses of Parnassus 

"Nomenclature," Asses of Parnassus

"Winter Visitation," Autumn Sky Poetry Daily


2016

"Visiting Hours," Autumn Sky Poetry Daily (reprint)

"Patient," Asses of Parnassus

"Riddle," Asses of Parnassus 

"American Medicine," Asses of Parnassus 


2012

"Art," Lucid Rhythms

"Visiting Hours," Lucid Rhythms



 

Translations

2020

"Fall Day," (Rilke) The American Journal of Poetry

2019

"Fall,"  (Rilke) Literary Matters

 
 
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Bio

Peter Vertacnik is an MFA student at The University of Florida. He holds degrees from Penn State and Texas Tech. His poems and translations have appeared in The American Journal of Poetry, The Hopkins Review, Literary Matters, Poet Lore, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Water~Stone Review, among others.