Stephen Ackerman

Stephen Ackerman’s debut poetry collection, Late Life, won the 2020 Gerald Cable Book Award and was published by Silverfish Review Press in August 2022.  Information about Late Life can be found at“While Another Dove Nude into the Breakers” is from a manuscript-in-progress, tentatively titled A Rain Oration. His poems have appeared in many print and online publications, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Best New Poets 2010, Boulevard, Harper’s Magazine, Mudfish, Partisan Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Salamander, upstreet and Verse Daily.

  • While Another Dove Nude into the Breakers

    One talked with a talisman
  • The Sun Pours Forth & An American in Paris

    We are in a garden among friends
  • I Was Reading the Sunlight, I Was Planting the Words on this Page

    I know why Cicero says