Poetry

I’ve published four collections of poetry:

Complicity was published by McClelland & Stewart (a division of Penguin Random House) in 2014, and was shortlisted for a number of awards including the Raymond Souster Award and the Housatonic Book Award. Stephanie Burt included it in an essay for the Boston Review, and you can find individual poems from the collection here. You can also hear one of the poems from the collection recited by some incredibly talented teenagers at the Poetry In Voice website. Seeing these kids bring my poem to life has been one of the highlights of my poetic career.

Jeremiah, Ohio was published by House of Anansi Press in 2008. It’s a novel in poems that tells the story of a would-be biblical prophet wandering the rest stops and diners of middle America with his syllable-counting companion, Bruce. The book was shortlisted for Ontario’s Trillium Award for Poetry. There’s a Youtube video of me reading a couple of poems from the book here.

Crowd of Sounds was published by House of Anansi Press in 2003. It won Ontario’s Trillium Award for Poetry in 2004. You can find a poem from the collection here.

Jonah’s Promise won the First Series Book Award and was published by MidList Press in 2000. MidList Press is now defunct, but you can still find copies of the book around in the world. If you’re having trouble, feel free to contact me.

Jaunty and wise, jazz-driven and meditative, youthful with an old seeing and artful singing at the core, [Sol’s poems] journey to what matters in this world. Sol is a superb virtuoso whose range is unique. Listen to these sounds and get ready for the transcending moments, for the changes that count.

Yusef Komunyakaa on Adam Sol’s poetry

As someone who’s spent most of her life reading and writing poems, I’m thrilled by Sol’s ability to describe what he loves in a way that teaches me to see it, too.

Tracy K. Smith, on How a Poem Moves

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