Biography

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

He is the author of ten chapbooks and e-books 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 technique. 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.

1. Spent Angel Press
2. Unlikely Stories
3. remark.
4. Fluid Ink Press
5. Shadow Poetry
6. EOTU Ezine
7. The ShadowShow
8. Pig Iron Malt
9. Joey and the Black Boots
10. Plain Brown Wrapper
11. abcdefz
12. The Dream People
13. VO!CE
14. The Golden Wings (Cyberwit anthology)
15. Dr. Madd Vibe
16. the muse apprentice guild
17. sidereality
18. Megaera (online)
19. The Best of The Dream People Poets (The Dream People anthology)
20. Snow Monkey
21. everypoet.com – Poetic Table of the Elements
22. The Swamp
23. Paradox Poetry
24. Spent Meat
25. Revolution
26. :::nostress:::
27. Asinine Poetry
28. Zygote in my Coffee
29. Toasted Cheese
30. Bohème
31. Defenestration
32. tin lustre mobile
33. San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly
34. 2005 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Calendar
35. Blue Mag
36. Thieves Jargon
37. Cyanide
38. Sein und Werden
39. Haggard & Halloo
40. decomP
41. Lunatic Chameleon (online)
42. Main Channel Voices
43. hutt
44. The Persistent Mirage
45. Prose Toad
46. Misanthropists Anonymous
47. Ten Thousand Monkeys
48. Dada, Surrealism & Absurdism
49. Literary Chaos
50. Get Underground
51. My Favorite Bullet
52. Idiot’s Manifesto
53. DADA Yow!
54. Switchback
55. Mastodon Dentist
56. ken*again
57. tinywords
58. The TMP Irregular
59. The Sidewalk’s End
60. Canopic Jar
61. The Unholy Biscuit
62. Word Riot
63. StrangeRoad
64. Lunatic Chameleon (print)
65. Underground Window
66. MindFire
67. Thick with Conviction
68. LitVision
69. The Cerebral Catalyst
70. Scorched Earth
71. AntiMuse
72. Instant Pussy
73. children churches & daddies
74. AHA! Poetry
75. 2006 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Calendar
76. SubtleTea
77. The Indite Circle
78. Underground Literary Adventures
79. Mad Hatters’ Review
80. Red Fez
81. Triptych Haiku
82. The Centrifugal Eye
83. 99 Burning
84. Letter X
85. The Shantytown Anomaly
86. The Sidewalk’s End
87. The Apple Valley Review
88. slon
89. From a Common Spring Volume 2 (anthology)
90. Voltaire’s Inkwell
91. Vacancy
92. The Hiss Quarterly
93. No Spring Cleve. Green Panda Press Anthologese 6 (anthology)
94. Calliope Nerve
95. Void Magazine
96. Dying Writers
97. Meeting of the Minds Journal
98. Dispatch
99. Zygote in my Coffee Print Edition
100. Merge Poetry
101. The Onion Union
102. Monday Night
103. Otoliths (online)
104. Otoliths (print)
105. Whistling Shade
106. wire sandwich
107. Lost Owl Poetry Ezine
108. Socket Shocker Magazine
109. Bolts of Silk
110. The Orange Room Review
111. Censored Poets
112. Venereal Kittens
113. coupremine
114. Halving a Baby
115. Beside the White Chickens
116. In Between Hangovers
117. Ward 6 Review
118. Blue Murder Poetry
119. Dripping Pen
120. Pussy Lickin’ Good (Instant Pussy anthology)
121. systemBitch
122. Teekup Zine
123. 2007 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Calendar
124. Sour Grapes Zine
125. Mad Swirl
126. Good Liar
127. The Beatnik
128. Halfway Down the Stairs
129. The Flask Review
130. Barfing Frog Press
131. The Boy’s No Good (In Between Hangovers & Cat Scan Press anthology)
132. The Shantytown Anomaly Broadside
133. ArtCandy
134. The Virtual Chemists Vol. 2 4-way print chapbook
135. Waterbrain
136. Creators Renaissance MagaZine
137. Academia: Paradigm! Colon! Long Title!
138. Outsider Writers
139. The Quirk
140. why vandalism?
141. West Memphis Witch Hunt (anthology)
142. My Time – The Lunch Break Book (Poet Plant Press anthology)
143. Wings of Icarus
144. Zygote in my Coffee Issue #100 (print)
145. Cherry Bleeds
146. Concrete Meat Sheet*
147. Conceit Magazine
148. pfft!
149. Starfish Poetry
150. Brain Deaf
151. Literary Chaos Print Issue
152. Instruction Manual
153. Marymark Press Give-Out Sheet Series 2008
154. BadWriter
155. The Poetry Warrior
156. Unlikely 2.0
157. Gutter Eloquence Magazine
158. Rain Fade
159. ditch,
160. The Toronto Quarterly
161. J. D. Nelson Flavored (print chapbook)
162. Instant Pussy Disco
163. Side of Grits
164. Oarystis, The City of Desires
165. Counterexample Poetics
166. Beehive Magazine
167. From a Common Spring Volume 3 (anthology)
168. Synapse
169. Clutching at Straws
170. Maintenant: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art
171. The Frankendelphia Experiment print chapbook (Tainted Coffee Press)
172. Noise Difficulty Flower e-chapbook (Argotist Ebooks)
173. Blue & Yellow Dog
174. Eudaimonia Poetry Review
175. Moria
176. Durable Goods
177. O Sweet Flowery Roses
178. Cabbage Luck
179. Bending Light into Verse II
180. Asphodel Madness 2.0
181. Roman Meal e-chapbook (Ten Pages Press)
182. Guerilla Pamphlets
183. On the Toad e-chapbook (the red ceilings press)
184. On the Toad print chapbook (red&Deadly Press)
185. Graffiti Kolkata Broadside
186. Psychic Meatloaf (online)
187. Psychic Meatloaf (print)
188. The Ten Pages Press Reader
189. CitiZens for Decent Literature
190. When the Sea Dies print chapbook (NAP)
191. Cricket Online Review
192. The Junkyard Procession
193. Bending Light into Verse III
194. Piso Mojado e-chapbook (Argotist Ebooks)
195. E·ratio
196. USFL print chapbook ([free poetry for])
197. Zygote in my Fez: Toledo August 6, 2011 (anthology)
198. The Oracle
199. Quarter After
200. Cinderella City e-chapbook (the red ceilings press)
201. Kleft Jaw
202. 1/25
203. Connotation Press
204. A Hundred Gourds
205. Presence
206. Bones – journal for contemporary haiku
207. Moss Trill
208. Sad Vacation (online)
209. The Helios Mss
210. Sad Vacation (print)
211. experiential-experimental-literature
212. X-Peri
213. Fixator Press
214. Zoomoozophone Review
215. BlazeVOX
216. Alien Buddha Zine
217. Unlikely Stories Mark V
218. Duane’s PoeTree
219. Duane’s New PoeTree
220. Brave New Word
221. Best Poetry Online (Formerly Best Poetry)
222. coelacanth
223. M58
224. petrichor
225. The Curly Mind
226. in-Appropriated Press
227. {isacoustic*}
228. Mannequin Haus
229. [a] neon garden (online)
230. [a] neon garden (print)
231. The Best of Mad Swirl : v2019 (print)
232. PPP Ezine
233. The Collidescope
234. Setu
235. streetcake
236. Ink Pantry
237. Modern Literature
238. aiurea press (reprints)
239. can we have our ball back?
240. Synchronized Chaos
241. La nécessaire déconstruction de l’éphémère
242. Madness Muse Press – Weekly Poetry Page
243. where is the river :: a poetry experiment
244. Litterateur Redefining World
245. The Opiate (online)
246. The Cool Zone (Camp Elasticity Productions anthology)
247. Danse Macabre
248. Anti-Heroin Chic
249. SurVision Magazine
250. Word For/Word (print)
251. Word For/Word (online)
252. Lothlorien Poetry Journal (online)
253. Futures Trading (online)
254. FEARLESS
255. Crack the Spine
256. Fevers of the Mind
257. Fleas on the Dog
258. RASPUTIN: A Poetry Thread
259. Lotus-eater
260. Heroin Love Songs (online)
261. Impspired (online)
262. Pocket Lint (gnurr)
263. Harbinger Asylum
264. Ygdrasil, A Journal of the Poetic Arts
265. Impspired (print)
266. Bindweed Magazine
267. SULΦUR “Surrealist Jungle”
268. weird laburnum
269. Spillwords.com
270. indicia (online)
271. Indelible
272. Futures Trading (print)
273. Four Poems (mOnocle-Lash Anti-Press – Tacky Little Pamphlets)
274. Osiris (print)
275. Osiris (online)
276. DREICH
277. Anvil Tongue Books
278. Literary Yard
279. Lothlorien Poetry Journal (print)
280. Cruel Garters
281. Medusa’s Kitchen
282. GAS: Poetry, Art & Music
283. The Gravity of the Thing
284. ubu.
285. The Sparrow’s Trombone
286. Uppagus
287. Roadside Raven Review
288. Hamilton Stone Review
289. Die Leere Mitte (online)
290. Die Leere Mitte (print)
291. Nauseated Drive
292. scissors & spackle (online)
293. Ice Floe Press – Geographies 2022 Series
294. Don’t Submit!
295. Argotist Online Poetry
296. Otis Nebula
297. Asahi Haikuist Network (The Asahi Shimbun)
298. Five Fleas (Itchy Poetry)
299. Scarlet Dragonfly Journal
300. eYeland
301. Cold Moon Journal
302. the zen space
303. Haiku Corner (The Japan Society)
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Boston Literary + Mainichi + Unlikely Stories of the Third Kind + Megaera print = 307