Not If But When

By J.L. Conrad
Winner of the 2015 Dead Lake Chapbook Contest


"J.L. Conrad’s poems in Not If But When inhabit the 'thick-skulled darkness heading into night,' juxtaposing the random detritus of life--curtains and fissures, soufflés and sky-scratching, escaped zebras and lost hats--to invoke, to complain, to 'try to name this grief' of absence, and of presence." - Sarah Harwell, author of Sit Down Traveler

Not If But When by J.L. Conrad / $8.50


artwork by Mathew Hassell