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My debut chapbook, out from Seven Kitchens Press, focuses, of course, on the musician Arthur Russell.

Cover art: Mieke Gelley (my grandmother!)

Untitled, Acrylic on paper, 40" by 32", 2020.

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"These beautiful and moving poems are about love. Love for queer art. Love for Arthur Russell’s kaleidoscopic music. Love for language—Reuben Gelley Newman’s poems are archival and elegiac and resonant. I learned new things about Russell’s life and work but this looking back also enlarges the present."

    Eduardo C. Corral, author of Guillotine

"Feedback Harmonies is a vivid, beautiful array of poems that will whisk you away. It is sublime and emotional: "I wasn't prepared to be stung." It craters itself deep inside you."

    john compton, author of The Castration of a Minor God


Here is a collection that washes the reader in lyric and music, "a world // in which / to fall." At once erotic, sad, hopeful, and unerringly true. A brilliant debut.

     Jimin Seo, author of OSSIA

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