Tracking Dahlusion

Dah’s sixth poetry collection is The Opening (CTU Publishing, 2018) and his poetry has been published by editors from the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, China, Singapore, Spain, Australia, Africa, Poland, Philippines and India. His poems have recently appeared in Straylight Magazine, Otoliths, The Cape Rock, Acumen Journal, Sandy River Review, Indian River Review, and Junto Magazine. Dah lives in Berkeley, California and is working on the manuscript for his ninth poetry book. He is Pushcart Prize nominee and the lead editor of The Lounge, a poetry critique group. Dah’s seventh book is forthcoming in July 2018 from Transcendent Zero Press, with his eighth book forthcoming in late 2018 from Stillpoint Books.

Dah’s Essay “Grandmother” was published in Estuary Magazine, Fall 2014

His Essay “Bonnie Parker, Poet”, was published in The Linnet’s Wings (Ireland)          Summer Issue, 2017


Twitter @dahlusion

Google: “dahlusion” or “Dah Helmer”


13 Responses to Tracking Dahlusion

  1. Diana Bsaker-Vevang says:

    Just an incredible read. Rich, vibrant, emotionally moving, complex and vivid. Fantastic metaphors and imaginative, artful imagery. Softly flowing right to the heart. I loved the poem!

    • Dah says:

      Diana, Thank you, Poet! And I believe that you are referring to the poem,”A Shawl Of Indigo Aura”, from my first book, “In Forbidden Language” ––))

  2. Wow you have one heck of a biography and credits. Wonderful! What an inspiration you are to other writers…So nice to meet you. Look forward to seeing your post on eatsleepwrite

    • Dah says:

      Eva, Thank you for this wonderful cheer, the pleasure is mine, and I am looking forward to exploring the possibilities with ‘eatsleepwrite’.

  3. Kat Ramirez-Evans says:

    Dah, You most likely don’t remember me, but I most definitely remember you. Years ago when I was a young poet, we used to chat with one another on a website called OriginalPoetry. I remember when I spoke to you, You inspired me to never give up on my poetry and always love the things I have created with my own hands whether it be a hearty meal or a poem. You are a inspirations to creators around the world. I thank you so much for this, Dah.

    • Dah says:


      I am honored to hear from you and to know that
      I have, somehow, inspired you to not give up, to “Keep Pushing”.

      To better my memory, what is / was your OP name?

      Looking forward …

  4. Thulani Elvis Mngomezulu says:

    Great work out there. You inspire me. My poem ‘Ghetto Train’ has been published here in Spadina literary Review along with yours. My name is Thulani Elvis Mngomezulu.

    • Dah says:

      Thank you, Thulani. ‘Spadina’ is a fine publication and I’m happy to be in the same
      issue as you. Looking forward to more …

  5. miskail says:

    One word shall summation read: Awesome!

  6. Brilliant Dah, my dear Poetic friend!!! HUGS and Blessings!!! 😊💙

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