New Poem: “Nervous Bambi” in Impossible Archetype #3

Cover of Issue 3 of Impossible Archetype, a Journal of LGBTQ+ Poetry, edited by Mark Ward

My latest poem was published today in Impossible Archetype issue 3, a free PDF download. I’m so happy to be included. Impossible Archetype, edited by Mark Ward, is one of my absolute favorite publications and has developed nicely over these three issues. The other poems in this issue are incredible.

I wrote the first draft of “Nervous Bambi” in October 2014. Earlier this year, I changed the point-of-view persona narrator, and that made all the difference. It was a difficult poem to write, for obvious reasons, and especially because the persona narrator is a tough person for me to relate to, but the experience of writing from his point of view made me a little more sympathetic to him.

I expect another poem to be published soon and my first published piece of fiction is only a week or two away! I cannot wait to share these with readers.


Published by Richard Leis

He/him. Richard Leis is a poet and writer living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype and The Laurel Review. His fiction has been published in Cold Creek Review. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published online at Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review's Fairy-Tale Files. Richard is also Downlink Lead for HiRISE at the University of Arizona.