About Seth Abramson

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Harvard Law School, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Seth Abramson is the author of three collections of poetry: Thievery (University of Akron Press, forthcoming 2013), winner of the 2012 Akron Poetry Prize; Northerners (Western Michigan University Press, 2011), winner of the 2010 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Poetry & Prose; and The Suburban Ecstasies (Ghost Road Press, 2009). Presently a doctoral candidate (ABD) in English Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he also reviews contemporary poetry for The Huffington Post and researches graduate creative writing programs for Poets & Writers. In recent years his poems have appeared widely in literary magazines and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2008, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, New American Writing, Harvard Review, AGNI, jubilat, and Colorado Review.

Bad Luck Ends the World: Poems by Seth Abramson

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Boys toeing candied heads / beneath their boots, / rolling them back one step on the macadam / and then forward. Back two steps / and then forward. You grinning Apocalypse, / all this is yours