Curtis Bauer

Curtis Bauer is the author of three poetry collections, most recently American Selfie (Barrow Street Press, 2019). He is also a translator of poetry and prose from the Spanish; his publications include the collections Eros Is More, by Juan Antonio González Iglesias (Alice James Books, 2014), From Behind What Landscape, by Luis Muñoz (Vaso Roto Editions, 2015) and Image of Absence by Jeannette Clariond (The Word Works, 2018), as well as the chapbook Baghdad & Other Poems by Jorge Gimeno (Poets@Work, 2015). He is the publisher and editor of Q Avenue Press Chapbooks and the Translations Editor for The Common Literary Journal. He teaches Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Should I

tell my wife/ clean my ears more often/ open one door and close another/ stand to pee or rise and use the toilet/ organize my days the way others organize theirs/ attempt to learn the language of the blue jay/ …

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