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Watching Ourselves

Watching Ourselves is a collection of poems gathered in groups: how we watch ourselves grow up, observe others, love, look back; how we watch ourselves come to grief, age, receive, and reflect. 

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Literary Journal Publications

Journal publications include
Alabama Literary Review, Atlanta Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Green Hills Literary Lantern, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Minnesota Review, New Ohio Review, Poet Lore, Poetry East, The South Carolina Review, The Sun, Tampa Review, and The Texas Review.


Forge Journal

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Crack the Spine

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The Nervous Breakdown

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Cornelia Street Café Readings

New York, New York

A Night of Offerings from Unsolicited Press, May 31, 2017


Night Watch: An Elegy in Music
and Spoken Word,

with flutist Stephanie Jutt,
August 23, 2016


Finishing Line Press Authors,
January 22, 2014

Writers Room Members Reading,
April 21, 2009 


Parkside Lounge READING

New York, New York

Kelsay Books authors,
May 19, 2018

Poet’s House Readings

New York, New York

Finishing Line Press Authors,
September 6, 2014; March 29, 2014


The Writers Room Member readings,
April 4, 2013


The Yale Bookstore (Barnes and Noble)

New Haven, Connecticut

Readings of Caduceus journal authors, April 14, 2012

Residency Fellowship

Madison, Wisconsin

Edenfred Arts Colony,
February, 2009

Sundance Cinemas Madison Reading,
February 26, 2009

Guest Speaker,
University of Wisconsin-Madison,
February, 2009


Pushcart Prize 

nominated multiple times

Notable Readings and More

“...Belair masterfully captures in his poems the central emotional sting that is to be found in the moments when we grow and change.” 

Lisa Vihos, Verse Wisconsin