Soren Stockman’s poems are forthcoming in Michigan Quarterly Review, Bennington Review, and Narrative, and have appeared recently in The Iowa Review, the PEN Poetry Series, The Literary Review, Tin House Online, Tupelo Quarterly, Southword Journal, BOAAT, Bellevue Literary Review, andHorsethief, among others. Awarded First Place in the Narrative 30 Below Contest, he is the recipient of fellowships from New York University, the Ucross Foundation, the New York State Summer Writers Institute, and the Lacawac Artists’ Residency. Stockman works at the NYU Creative Writing Program, and as Curator for Springhouse Journal.
No Heaven for the King
Always in the faintest glow of pleasure, and always