Kenton K. Yee

Location Silicon Valley, California
Occupation writer, creativity entrepreneur

About Me

Kenton K. Yee has placed poetry and fiction in (forthcoming), BoomerLitMag (forthcoming), TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics (forthcoming), Juniper (forthcoming), Meow Meow Pow Pow (forthcoming), Cutthroat (forthcoming), Moon City Review, Constellations, The Threepenny Review, Rattle, Stoneboat, Stanford's Mantis (forthcoming), Sugar House Review (forthcoming), Inscape, Quarter After Eight (forthcoming), Slant (forthcoming), Zoetica (forthcoming), Berkeley Poetry Review, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (forthcoming), Matter, LIGEIA Magazine, Summerset Review, Full Bleed (forthcoming), Parentheses (forthcoming), Red Ogre Review, Willows Wept Review, The Los Angeles Review, The Indianapolis Review, Pembroke Magazine, Plume Poetry, Tipton Poetry Journal, Analog Science Fiction & Fact (forthcoming), Lily Poetry Review, Passages North (forthcoming), The New Verse News, Kelp Journal (forthcoming), South Dakota Review (forthcoming), The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, The South Carolina Review (forthcoming), Valley Voices, Steam Ticket, The Bookends Review, Alba, Quibble Lit, The Ignatian, New World Writing Quarterly, San Antonio Review (forthcoming), The Rupture, Delta Poetry Review, Hollins Critic, museum of americana: a literary review (forthcoming), Abstract Magazine TV, miniskirt magazine, Five South, PANK, Hobart, Necessary Fiction, Daily Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Gyroscope Review, The Metaworker Literary Magazine, The Elevation Review, Trampoline, Drabblecast, Shotgun Honey, Akashic Books, DOGZPLOT, A cappella Zoo, Cafe Irreal, Corium Magazine, Word Riot, elimae, Mud Luscious, Monkeybicycle, Every Day Fiction, Every Day Poets, Brain Harvest, Perihelion, Bartleby Snopes, Apollo's Lyre, Liquid Imaginations, and Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, among others. Trained in theoretical physics, law, investing and economics, he writes from northern California.

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-All Roads Lead to Wetmore
-The Outer Space in Me
(, forthcoming)

Loopholes (BoomerLitMag, forthcoming)

My God, It's Full of Astronomers (Moon City Review, scheduled for the 2024 issue, forthcoming)

Moonlight Sonata With Orange Flames (Juniper, Summer 2023, forthcoming)

Ars Poetica With an Acronym (Meow Meow Pow Pow, forthcoming)

It's Accrual World (Mantis, Issue 21, 2023, forthcoming)

Diversity (Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, scheduled for Spring 2023, Volume 28, forthcoming)

If You Like Math 42% Or More, You’ll Hate This 93% (TAB: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics, forthcoming)

Parallels (Sugar House Review, scheduled for Summer 2023, forthcoming)

Duck Rabbit (Full Bleed, scheduled for 2023, Issue #6, forthcoming)

-The Rear View Mirror
(Quarter After Eight, forthcoming)

F O R M Y F T H E R (Zoetica Press, December 2023, forthcoming)

- In Ghostlier Demarcations, Keener Sounds
- Lobster Tales
- Selling Yourself
(Tomahawk Creek Review, Inaugural Issue, Summer 2023, forthcoming)

-Spring Terror
-Surface Currents
(Kelp Journal - The Wave, scheduled for August 24, 2023, forthcoming)

One Piglet's Dream (Inscape Journal, Winter 2023, Issue 43.1, p 54)

When I Pitied Humans (Slant, May 2023, forthcoming)

Postmodern Terror (Steam Ticket, Spring 2023, Volume 26, p. 10)

The Felt Universe: A Sestina (Red Ogre Review, April 2023)

It's as if the Wall Were Transparent (Parentheses, Spring 2023, Issue 15, forthcoming)

Fleeting Alignments (Constellations, Fall 2022, Volume 12, pp 104-105, print only)

The Big One (Threepenny Review, Winter 2023, Issue 172, p. 13)

Writing My Dissertation at Brookhaven National Laboratory (Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, January 16, 2023)

-New Retiree's Love Song
-Why Season Tickets
(Willows Wept Review, Spring 2023, Issue 28, pp 42-43)

Snow Condominium (The Bookends Review, March 31, 2023)

Palimpsest (The Bookends Review, scheduled for April 10, 2023)

-School of Rhyme
-Möbius Meop
(Alba, Winter 2023, Issue 39)

Atmosphere and Lights (Berkeley Poetry Review, Fall 2022, "Made at Home" volume, page 16)

I Parrot Therefore I Am (Passages North, scheduled for Spring 2024 -- yes, 2024)

Triple Dribble (Quibble Lit, January 2023, Issue 8)

Dandelion Seeds Swirling Over a Manhole (Analog Science Fiction and Fact, forthcoming)

Cutting Ties and Other Delicacies (Valley Voices, Spring 2023, volume 23.1, p 86)

Pompeii Casts (The South Carolina Review, Volume 55.2, Spring 2023, p 43)

The Crab Shucker (Museum of Americana, scheduled for 2023)

Anise (The Ignatian, Fall 2022;
reprinted in Flight: Ignatian Literary Magazine "best of Fall 2022- Spring 2023" Compendium, 2023, p 10)

- Murmuration or Boondoggle
- Starfish
- My Private Moon
- The Mathematician's Pen
- Obsession / Destiny
- Autobiography
(New World Writing Quarterly, October 13, 2022)

Haute Buttons (Rattle, August 2022 Ekphrastic Contest, Editor's Choice, September 2022)

Cache and Release (Hollins Critic, Volume 59, No. 4, October 2022, print only)

Abducted Goldfish (The New Verse News, Tuesday August 30, 2022)

Tonight's Kind of Sky (Lily Poetry Review, 2023, Issue 9, p 69)

Chickens & Eggs, (Stoneboat Literary Journal, Spring 2023, Issue 13.1)

Moving Ceremony (South Dakota Review, Volume 57, No. 4, print only)

Lines and Consequences (South Dakota Review, Volume 57, No. 4, print only)

Young Lovers or Duck Eggs (miniskirt magazine, Issue 14, July 2022)

Mississippi Lights (Delta Poetry Review, June 2022)

Dauphin Island (Delta Poetry Review, June 2022)

Gumbo (Delta Poetry Review, June 2022)

Blind Spots (Pembroke Magazine, Issue 54, 2022, print only)

THREE POEMS (San Antonio Review, March 2023):
- Let Be Be the Irony of Seem
- Cheers
- Prenuptial Prayer

The Bird Beneath My Feet (The Weekly, Five South, June/July 2022)

I'd Break the Pane (The Weekly, Five South, June/July 2022)

Family History (The Weekly, Five South, June/July 2022)

Modern Breakup (The Weekly, Five South, June/July 2022)

New Room (The Elevation Review, special National Poetry Month issue, April 2022)

Second Sevens (Gyroscope Review, Issue 22-2: Spring 22, p 9 [first poem])

Auguries of Avalanche (The Indianapolis Review, Issue 19: Winter 22)

Metaphor of A Muse (The Summerset Review, Winter 22;
republished in Gyroscope Review, May 14, 2023)

The Art of Cake (The Summerset Review, Winter 22)

Venus Flytrap (LIGEIA Magazine, Summer 21)

The Monday Following Your Execution (Tipton Poetry Journal, Issue 49, Summer 2021, p 24)

Corporate Life (Matter Monthly, Issue 30, September 2021)

Plastic Rose (Matter, September 2021)

For Your Eighteenth Birthday (Plume Poetry, July 2021)

Self-Driven Taxi (Strange Horizons, October 2017)
Read by Ciro Faienza (Strange Horizons podcast)

Mole With a Motto (Trampoline, Issue 8.6A)

The Many Words Interpretation of Classical Mechanics (Every Day Poets)

As You Urinate (Partners in Rhyme: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry)

If a Black Hole Could (Every Day Poets)

Hole-19b (elimae)

Newtonian Gravitation (Every Day Poets)

One Convenience Store Clerk’s Contribution to Cable TV Ratings (Monkeybicycle)

Losing his Voice (Word Riot)

Inside a Restaurant Aquarium (Monkeybicycle)

Prehensile Tongue (Short, Fast, and Deadly)


Two Rosé Lunch Hour (Passages North, scheduled for Spring 2024 -- yes, 2024)

Party (The Rupture, Issue 116, December 2021)

My Parallel Worlds (The Rupture, Issue 116, December 2021)

Screaming Meemie (Shotgun Honey)

So Many Holes in This Our Universe (Necessary Fiction)

The Prenup Murders (Akashic Books: Mondays are Murder series)

Awakening (Daily Science Fiction)

Shooting Stars (A cappella Zoo, Issue 11, Fall 2013;
reprinted in Palms166, a Stanford alumni anthology, 2017)

Marriage for Moonlighters (Monkeybicycle)

Goldilocks and the Three Point Five Bears (Corium Magazine)

Your Gedanken Collection (Hobart)

The Oldest Game in Town (Cafe Irreal)

Indistinguishable (Quantum Shorts)
(anthologized in Quantum Shorts: Collected Flash Fiction Inspired by Quantum Physics)
published by the Centre for Quantum Technologies in collaboration with Scientific American and Nature;
reprinted in The Metaworker Literary Magazine, March 14, 2022)

Cosmological Expansion (DOGZPLOT)

Aurora's Sky (Every Day Fiction)

Losing His Voice (Word Riot)

Bot Gone, Ramifications (Perihelion)
(It's the second story on this "shorter stories" page).

Author interview at PANK Magazine

Try My Shank (PANK, 7/5/2012;
performed by Matt Weller in Drabblecast 280 podcast)

The Roach Under Her Bed
The Los Angeles Review, volume 11, Spring 2012, pp 177-178

Irreversible Dad
Brain Harvest, 21 August 2011
Anthologized in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader presents Flush Fiction: 88 Short-Short Stories You Can Read in a Single Sitting (Apr 2012, Bathroom Readers' Institute)

Allure (Word Riot)

Wholly Matrimony (with animation, Liquid Imaginations)

Teenage Housefly (Word Riot)

Daddy, Wake Up (Bartleby Snopes)

Why do you write?

“To omit a word always, to resort to inept metaphors and obvious periphrases, is perhaps the most emphatic way of stressing it.” -- Jorge Luis Borges in The Garden of Forking Paths

Any favorite authors? Books?

I don't really have "favorites" (they drift over time), but Wallace Stevens, Louise Glück, Keats, The New York School, Kazuo Ishiguro, Haruki Murakami, Dean Young, and John Edward Williams, among others...

Kenton K. Yee's Wall

Bill Yarrow – Aug 21, 2012

Thanks for commenting on "Not Enough Sin to Go Around," Kenton. re: "redacted." The speaker is thinking that sometimes a shaky present makes one want to reimagine the past.

Gary Percesepe – Aug 14, 2012

kenton, thanks for reading and commenting on my piaon piece--



Matthew Robinson – Aug 13, 2012

Appreciate the comment on "Shell of My Future Self," Kenton. Look forward to reading more of your work!

Marcus Speh – Aug 12, 2012

thanks for commenting on "in the nude", fellow ex-physicist!

Matthew Robinson – Aug 07, 2012

Thanks, Kenton, for the comments on the oppressionist and how we made gravity about us!

Susan Tepper – Aug 07, 2012

Kenton thank you for reading my story Wreath and your lovely comment! Cheers! susan

Gloria Garfunkel – Aug 04, 2012

And thank you for your kind comment on There's Going to be a Story at the End. You must be really busy between your demanding writing program and Fictionaut.

Gloria Garfunkel – Aug 02, 2012

Kenton, thank you for your insightful comment on The Sneeze. I responded at the story site. I also enjoyed your story about poor Irreversible Dad.

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