Author Archives: Adam Grabowski

About Adam Grabowski

Adam Grabowski's work has recently appeared in Off the Coast, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Voicemail Poems, and The Wilderness House Literary Review. His poem "'And I'll Love You Forever'" was featured on Poem of the Moment at in May of 2016. Adam received his MSW from Westfield State University in 2012 and is a poet and organizer with the mighty Northampton Poetry collective, where he facilitates a poetry workshop. His latest chapbook The Washing Our Hands EP was published in 2015. He lives with his family in Holyoke, MA. He brings pie to a knife fight.

Three Poems – Adam Grabowski


“And I'll Love You Forever”
		-a bookstore in Western Mass.

You left and took the city with you
went out for cigarettes and became smoke.

And so to stay both more lonely and less lonely 
I went inside the used bookstore to live with 
the broken-spined, the ditched classics, and 
drug money first editions, books who'd burn apart 
if they'd just be held.

Goldenrod and suicidal, a wan line pulls me through
the stacks, has my hands in Leaves of Grass, 1855.

The cover catches my thumb and

    Happy 24th Birthday!  Just want to say
you're a very beautiful person and you are
very special to me.  I hope you enjoy this book.
I love you Janice.
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