George Held

George Held’s work has appeared in, among other periodicals, Blue Unicorn, Spring, Transference, and Two Cities Review and has received eleven Pushcart Prize nominations. Among his books is the poetry chapbook Second Sight (2019); his next book, The Lucky Boy (2022), collects nine of his short stories.

you’d lived life beyond most norms 
of social convention, 
meeting the challenge of restrictive forms 
​though hinting at mortal rendition, 

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