Sam Rasnake

Location shadow of the Cherokee National Forest
Occupation uncertainty

Books by Sam Rasnake
  • by Sam Rasnake
    Sow's Ear Press, 1998.

  • by Lee K. Abbott, Nathan Leslie
    Dzanc Books, 2009.

  • by Sam Rasnake
    , 1998.

  • by Sam Rasnake
    Finishing Line Press, 2010.

  • by Sam Rasnake
    A-Minor Press, 2013.
  • About Me

    Frankenstein, a painting by Brenda Kato, uploaded on December 6th, 2010

    Joined Fictionaut: October, 2009


    My works have appeared here and there.

    Studied with William Stafford, Amy Clampitt, Lee Smith.



    Necessary Motions (Sow's Ear Press, 1998)
    Lessons in Morphology (GOSS183, 2010)

    - Tales of Brave Ullyses [Series] -

    Religions of the Blood (Pudding House, 1998)
    Inside a Broken Clock (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
    Cinéma Vérité (A-Minor Press, 2013)
    World within the World (Cyberwit, 2020)
    Like a Thread to Follow (Cyberwit, forthcoming 2023)


    World within the World:

    Cinéma Vérité - poems / sketches / parables:

    Inside a Broken Clock:

    Lessons in Morphology:


    I once edited, with Michelle Elvy and Bill Yarrow, the Blue Five Notebook from Blue Fifth Review, a monthly series of poetry, flash, and art. The journal is on hiatus.

    Why do you write?

    a blank page

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Favorite authors: Elizabeth Bishop, Samuel Beckett, Emily Dickinson, William Stafford, James Wright, Yosa Buson, Franz Kafka, Raymond Carver, Jorge Luis Borges, Basho, Flannery O'Connor, Julio Cortázar, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jane Hirshfield, Wisława Szymborska, Donald Barthelme, Anne Carson, Hart Crane, Cormac McCarthy, Frank Stanford, Paul Celan, Thomas Wolfe, James Baldwin, Sam Shepard, Jeanette Winterson, Mary Oliver, Jack Gilbert, Lynda Hull, Larry Levis...

    Favorite books: Geography III, Dickinson's Complete Poems, The Branch Will Not Break, Dreamtigers, Narrow Road to the Interior, Wise Blood, Written on the Body, Motel Chronicles, Cathedral, The Metamorphosis, The Fire Next Time, The Meadow, Furious Cooking, Plainwater, Ulysses, Winter Stars, Hopscotch, American Primitive, Even in Quiet Places, The Only World...