Published poems, speeches, & interviews.

So That If I Died It Mattered – Published in The Millions 
The Wake of What I Love: A Commencement Address – Published in The Millions

The Lake – Published in The Rumpus
It’s a Lot – Published in We Were Not Alone
A Promise – Published in Cortland Review
Keith Haring says every audience member is an artist because they create the meaning of a piece of art – Published in The Brooklyn Rail
You Are a Mouse Underneath a Plastic Bowl – Published in The American Journal of Poetry
Why Did You Make us So Small? – Published in The American Journal of Poetry
When I See André 3000 Buying Bananas at Trader Joe’s – Published in Brooklyn Poets
Elegy for a Rat – Published in The Nervous Breakdown
If You Were on That Train – Published in The Brooklyn Rail
Decoded – Published in Rattle 
Before the Bloom – Published in Thrush 
Moons Over My Hammy – Published in Muzzle Magazine 
Not About Me – Published in Muzzle Magazine
A Working List of Things I Will Never Tell You – Published in decomP Magazine 
Empty – Published in decomP Magazine
The Fishermen – Published in The Literary Bohemian 
The Monster I’m Hiding Under My Bed Says – Published in The Literary Bohemian 
Highway 71 – Published in The November 3rd Club

The Shoreline – Indiefeed 
Elegy – Indiefeed 
Yo!/The Mirror Mayor of BackTalk City (w/ Adam Falkner) – Indiefeed
On the Bus in Queens – Indiefeed 
Party & Bullshit – Indiefeed 
Turbulence – Indiefeed

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Jon Sands & Richard Blanco #ShelterInPoetry – Video Interview with Richard Blanco
Words and Sh*t – Podcast Interview with Chibbi Oduña & Raquel Torres
Keep the Channel Open – Podcast Interview w/ Mike Sakasegawa
Brooklyn Poets “Poet of The Week” Interview with Jon Sands
Living Brave, Writing Braver: An Interview With Jon Sands – Published in Barely South Review
Hanif Abduraqib Interviews Jon Sands – Published in Hanif’s 30 in 30 series
“On the Train, or at the Laundromat, Your Poem Begins… Now” – Published in The New York Times 
In a Dark Room: Saeed Jones Interviews Jon Sands – Published in THEthe Poetry Blog 
The L Magazine Questionnaire for Writer Types: Jon Sands 
Shapes And Disfigurements – Raymond Antrobus Interviews Jon Sands

The Conversation: Patricia Smith with Jon Sands – Originally Published for Union Station Magazine


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