manuel arturo abreu




wind shackle

post-queer eye

morning dust

witch grommet

lilac barb

coconut (slur)

skincolored eye

guilty scanner

recog twitch

rope glow

winter eye

tooth roam

lightning bench

wysiwyg breath




paintings of youtube lyrics

building wall covered w/ photos of that building

helicopter in a papoose

poet repeats the action

pink sense of vagueness

hate aphorisms that make fun of themselves

eco bloopers




the set of people with an accent

such that “valence” and “violence”

are homophones




half saccade half sigh

Ravishing Boy You

if not the rigor of her love

you call it love she calls it free labor

dead men don’t




protector coconut:

covered in dried eggshell powder

leave outside for 15 days

if it breaks, good sign:

leave it at a crossroads.

if it doesn’t break,

continue cleansing




coconut water air purifier after

cory arcangel’s real taste, 2011

don’t steal my fucking idea





I named the electricity

to the bones of my senses

and before I gazed cheerfully,

I killed tomorrow,

to see if it fell deeper


I waited for centuries

and I was told,

that a slice of bread survives

I sewed in the ground

but could not reach it

it is not the same

but it is not different


Sometimes I figured you out


Below, it is below

the soiled compartment needs my time

And I vomited my chimera

as sick flesh turned away from me


manuel arturo abreu (b. 1991, Santo Domingo) is a poet and artist from the Bronx. Currently living and working in a garage in southeast Portland, they received their BA in Linguistics from Reed College in 2014. They have shown with PNCA (Portland), Institute of New Connotative Action (Seattle), AA|LA Gallery (LA), As It Stands (LA), Compliance Division (Portland), et al. They have published with Rhizome, The New Inquiry, Open Space, AQNB, Berfrois, Poor Claudia, et al. They are the author of List of Consonants (Bottlecap Press, 2015) and transtrender (Quimérica Books, 2016). They co-run home school, a free pop-up art school in Portland.