New poems by Adam Penna

Oh, I guess I would need more proof than that.
I’d want to touch his wounds and prod around a little, too.

Read “How to Be a Disciple” and three other poems by Adam Penna at, an online member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

Penna’s first full-length collection, Little Songs & Lyrics to Genji, was published by S4N Books in 2010. A chapbook called Love of a Sleeper was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press. Individual and pairs of poems have appeared in magazines like Albatross, Basilica Review, Cimarron Review and others. Penna’s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2010) for a sonnet appearing in the Cider Press Review and has appeared on the site Verse Daily. He teaches at Suffolk County Community College, where he is an Associate Professor of English, and he is the former editor of Best Poem.


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