Biography

J. D. Nelson experiments with words in his subterranean laboratory.

He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012).

Nelson’s work is influenced by the Beat writers, especially the cut-up technique pioneered by William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac’s spontaneous prose techniques. Most of his work is created through the cutting up and collaging of his own freewriting. His work is also influenced by Dada and Surrealism.

His poem, to mask a little bird was nominated for Best of the Net in 2021.

His blog of traditional and experimental haiku in English is here.

Nelson lives in Colorado, USA.

More than 2,000 of his poems have appeared in more than 300 small press publications, worldwide, since 2002.

Spent Angel Press
Unlikely Stories
remark.
Fluid Ink Press
Shadow Poetry
EOTU Ezine
The ShadowShow
Pig Iron Malt
Joey and the Black Boots
Plain Brown Wrapper
abcdefz
The Dream People
VO!CE
The Golden Wings (Cyberwit anthology)
Dr. Madd Vibe
the muse apprentice guild
sidereality
Megaera (online)
The Best of The Dream People Poets (The Dream People anthology)
Snow Monkey
everypoet.com – Poetic Table of the Elements
The Swamp
Paradox Poetry
Spent Meat
Revolution
:::nostress:::
Asinine Poetry
Zygote in my Coffee
Toasted Cheese
Bohème
Defenestration
tin lustre mobile
San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly
2005 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Calendar
Blue Mag
Thieves Jargon
Cyanide
Sein und Werden
Haggard & Halloo
decomP
Lunatic Chameleon (online)
Main Channel Voices
hutt
The Persistent Mirage
Prose Toad
Misanthropists Anonymous
Ten Thousand Monkeys
Dada, Surrealism & Absurdism
Literary Chaos
Get Underground
My Favorite Bullet
Idiot’s Manifesto
DADA Yow!
Switchback
Mastodon Dentist
ken*again
tinywords
The TMP Irregular
The Sidewalk’s End
Canopic Jar
The Unholy Biscuit
Word Riot
StrangeRoad
Lunatic Chameleon (print)
Underground Window
MindFire
Thick with Conviction
LitVision
The Cerebral Catalyst
Scorched Earth
AntiMuse
Instant Pussy
children churches & daddies
AHA! Poetry
2006 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Calendar
SubtleTea
The Indite Circle
Underground Literary Adventures
Mad Hatters’ Review
Red Fez
Triptych Haiku
The Centrifugal Eye
99 Burning
Letter X
The Shantytown Anomaly
The Sidewalk’s End
The Apple Valley Review
slon
From a Common Spring Volume 2 (anthology)
Voltaire’s Inkwell
Vacancy
The Hiss Quarterly
No Spring Cleve. Green Panda Press Anthologese 6 (anthology)
Calliope Nerve
Void Magazine
Dying Writers
Meeting of the Minds Journal
Dispatch
Zygote in my Coffee Print Edition
Merge Poetry
The Onion Union
Monday Night
Otoliths (online)
Otoliths (print)
Whistling Shade
wire sandwich
Lost Owl Poetry Ezine
Socket Shocker Magazine
Bolts of Silk
The Orange Room Review
Censored Poets
Venereal Kittens
coupremine
Halving a Baby
Beside the White Chickens
In Between Hangovers
Ward 6 Review
Blue Murder Poetry
Dripping Pen
Pussy Lickin’ Good (Instant Pussy anthology)
systemBitch
Teekup Zine
2007 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Calendar
Sour Grapes Zine
Mad Swirl
Good Liar
The Beatnik
Halfway Down the Stairs
The Flask Review
Barfing Frog Press
The Boy’s No Good (In Between Hangovers & Cat Scan Press anthology)
The Shantytown Anomaly Broadside
ArtCandy
The Virtual Chemists Vol. 2 4-way print chapbook
Waterbrain
Creators Renaissance MagaZine
Academia: Paradigm! Colon! Long Title!
Outsider Writers
The Quirk
why vandalism?
West Memphis Witch Hunt (anthology)
My Time – The Lunch Break Book (Poet Plant Press anthology)
Wings of Icarus
Zygote in my Coffee Issue #100 (print)
Cherry Bleeds
Concrete Meat Sheet*
Conceit Magazine
pfft!
Starfish Poetry
Brain Deaf
Literary Chaos Print Issue
Instruction Manual
Marymark Press Give-Out Sheet Series 2008
BadWriter
The Poetry Warrior
Unlikely 2.0
Gutter Eloquence Magazine
Rain Fade
ditch,
The Toronto Quarterly
J. D. Nelson Flavored Instant Pussy (print chapbook)
Instant Pussy Disco
Side of Grits
Oarystis, The City of Desires
Counterexample Poetics
Beehive Magazine
From a Common Spring Volume 3 (anthology)
Synapse
Clutching at Straws
Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art
The Frankendelphia Experiment print chapbook (Tainted Coffee Press)
Noise Difficulty Flower e-chapbook (Argotist Ebooks)
Blue & Yellow Dog
Eudaimonia Poetry Review
Moria
Durable Goods
O Sweet Flowery Roses
Cabbage Luck
Bending Light into Verse II
Asphodel Madness 2.0
Roman Meal e-chapbook (Ten Pages Press)
Guerilla Pamphlets
On the Toad e-chapbook (the red ceilings press)
On the Toad print chapbook (red&Deadly Press)
Graffiti Kolkata Broadside
Psychic Meatloaf (online)
Psychic Meatloaf (print)
The Ten Pages Press Reader
CitiZens for Decent Literature
When the Sea Dies print chapbook (NAP)
Cricket Online Review
The Junkyard Procession
Bending Light into Verse III
Piso Mojado e-chapbook (Argotist Ebooks)
E·ratio
USFL print chapbook ([free poetry for])
Zygote in my Fez: Toledo August 6, 2011 (anthology)
The Oracle
Quarter After
Cinderella City e-chapbook (the red ceilings press)
Kleft Jaw
1/25
Connotation Press
A Hundred Gourds
Presence
Bones - journal for contemporary haiku
Moss Trill
Sad Vacation (online)
The Helios Mss
Sad Vacation (print)
experiential-experimental-literature
X-Peri
Fixator Press
Zoomoozophone Review
BlazeVOX
Alien Buddha Zine
Unlikely Stories Mark V
Duane’s PoeTree
Duane’s New PoeTree
Brave New Word
Best Poetry Online (Formerly Best Poetry)
coelacanth
M58
petrichor
The Curly Mind
in-Appropriated Press
{isacoustic*}
Mannequin Haus
[a] neon garden (online)
[a] neon garden (print)
The Best of Mad Swirl : v2019 (print)
PPP Ezine
The Collidescope
Setu
streetcake
Ink Pantry
Modern Literature
aiurea press (reprints)
can we have our ball back?
Synchronized Chaos
La nécessaire déconstruction de l’éphémère
Madness Muse Press – Weekly Poetry Page
where is the river :: a poetry experiment
Litterateur Redefining World
The Opiate (online)
The Cool Zone (Camp Elasticity Productions anthology)
Danse Macabre
Anti-Heroin Chic
SurVision Magazine
Word For/Word (print)
Word For/Word (online)
Lothlorien Poetry Journal (online)
Futures Trading (online)
FEARLESS
Crack the Spine
Fevers of the Mind
Fleas on the Dog
RASPUTIN: A Poetry Thread
Lotus-eater
Heroin Love Songs (online)
Impspired (online)
Pocket Lint (gnurr)
Harbinger Asylum
Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts
Impspired (print)
Bindweed Magazine
SULΦUR “Surrealist Jungle”
weird laburnum
Spillwords.com
indicia (online)
Indelible
Futures Trading (print)
Four Poems (mOnocle-Lash Anti-Press – Tacky Little Pamphlets)
Osiris (print)
Osiris (online)
DREICH
Anvil Tongue Books
Literary Yard
Lothlorien Poetry Journal (print)
Cruel Garters
Medusa’s Kitchen
GAS: Poetry, Art & Music
The Gravity of the Thing
ubu.
The Sparrow’s Trombone
Uppagus
Roadside Raven Review
Hamilton Stone Review
Die Leere Mitte (online)
Die Leere Mitte (print)
Nauseated Drive
scissors & spackle (online)
Ice Floe Press – Geographies 2022 Series
Don’t Submit!
Argotist Online Poetry
Otis Nebula
Asahi Haikuist Network (The Asahi Shimbun)
Five Fleas (Itchy Poetry)
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Boston Literary + Mainichi + Unlikely Stories of the Third Kind + Megaera print = 302