Thursday, December 3, 2009

Paddington's Restless Night Forthcoming in INSCAPE

Jakob's poetry corner is pleased to announce that Jakob Chapman's Poem "Paddington's Restless Night" is forthcoming in INSCAPE's Fall 2009 Issue. The poem will be available in the journal's print and web editions.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cyborg Renaissance by Jakob Chapman

Jakob Chapman's poem "Cyborg Renaissance" is now published in MindFlight's online edition. Click here to read "Cyborg Renaissance."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jakob Chapman New Poetry Editor for INSCAPE

Jakob Chapman is pleased to announce that he is the new poetry editor for INSCAPE the literary magazine for Brigham Young University.

"Inscape is the inward quality of objects as they are perceived by the joined introspection of a poet, who in turn embodies them in unique poetic forms."

-Gerard Manley Hopkins

INSCAPE is published twice a year as a cooperative effort of the BYU College of Humanities and the Department of English. To see the latest issue of INSCAPE click here.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Decisions 2000 & 8 is now available!

Jakob Chapman is pleased to announce that his new collection of poetry Desisions 2000 & 8 is now available for purchase. Click here to view his collection!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Jakob Chapman to be Published in MindFlights

Jakob Chapman just finished signing a contract with MindFlights for his Poem, "Cyborg Renaissance." His poem will be used in their online edition.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Vindaloo Passover by Jakob Chapman

after eating the lamb
drenched in curry
poured over hoary rice
waiting for twilight
when the sun sinks
sorrowfully to his knees
entreating intersession
with the 3rd day separation,
I have a date
with my creating angel

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Heat Death of the Universe (Short Story by Jakob Chapman)

Although not my poetry, this short story just got publish on Utah Children's Writer's Blog. Click here to read "The Heat Death of the Universe."

Saturday, April 4, 2009

General Conference by Jakob Chapman

Run, run, run!
I can because George is open
I can run because my bishop does not take attendance
it is not a question he asks—directly
when I see him every two years;
yes or no is more like a batting average

Run, run, run!
my iPod may look like a radio—
sleek portable religion
I can fit in my pocket
like the ten commandments written on a pebble
so small you need a microscope
to read, “Thou Shalt Not Kill”
but it is not a radio
it is an iPod
and I can listen to Johnny Cash
everywhere I go
if it was a Sansa
it would have a radio
and I could half-listen to MoTab’s
but it is not a Sansa
it is an iPod
more fashionable

Run, run, run!
obey the word of wisdom
with wicked exercise
I am thirty-five and in my prime
and I have to run while I still have knees
it already hurts to kneel;
I don’t like the feeling of Berber on my skin
the way it prickles

Run, run, run
around the indoor track
trying to decide
what exactly I am running from

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pepperoni by Jakob Chapman

uncountable noun
thin slice of life
sitting in its own pool
of oily blood
hot salami
in an Italian tsunami
flooding the hut
filling the homeland
with savory security
when the moon hits your eye

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Heaven by Jakob Chapman

Like eating Canadian bacon
in the shower
while my lover
takes a leak

Friday, March 13, 2009

Decisions 2000 & 8 Sample

A sample of Jakob Chapman's new poetry eBook Decisions 2000 & 8 is now available!

Decisions 2000 & 8 Sample

Friday, March 6, 2009

Tader Gun by Jakob Chapman

I fell in favor
with my future father-in-law
while piping the PVC
reducing inches
from 4 to 2
with a pinch
gluing the pieces
and filling the chamber
with hairspray
bug spray
and propane
while he stands back
behind the shed
and I launch a spud
over the rainbow.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Toadstool in the Sky by Jakob Chapman

I held her hand
as we watched the sky
the first
warm spring sun
casting shadows
on the mountains
capped with ice

we watched the clouds
form fluffy shapes
plume and billow

“It looks like a mushroom,”
she said

I nodded
and we fell asleep