Oliver’s work can be found in forthcoming issues of American Poetry Review, BOMB, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and West Branch, as well as the publications listed below.


Evergreen (Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day)

Ritual (Black Warrior Review)

Other Names (Poetry Northwest)

ghost ship novena inside a year-long funeral (BOAAT)

texture of needing brown (Ninth Letter)

The Gospel According to X— sections at Dreginald, Heavy Feather Review, Hobart, and Gertrude.

Queer Facts About Vegetables (Poetry Society of America)

I Promised Her My Hands Wouldn’t Get Any Larger (Ninth Letter)

Love and the Bodega (Tupelo Quarterly)

Ten Telegrams from Paradise (Feminist Wire)

Patrón (Indiana Review)

Title and Blue Boy (Blackbird)

Inventory (Verse Daily)

Field Guide to the Spectral Wilderness (diode)

Provincetown and The Woodlot (Cutbank)


“Oliver Bendorf is a magnificent poet and, also, clearly, an essayist.” —Roxane Gay

“Dark Sky Associations” (The Offing)

“After I Came Out as a Transgender Man…” (Buzzfeed)


“The Uncanny Valley” (The Bear Deluxe)
Selected by Lidia Yuknavitch for the Doug Fir Fiction Award
“It’s smart and not sorry about it.”—Lidia Yuknavitch
Find it at a library near you