Photo Credit: Lucas Scheelk

Lucas Scheelk

b. 1988

Current City, State, Country

Washington, Pacific Northwest, USA (Turtle Island)

Birth City, State, Country

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (Turtle Island)


Lucas Scheelk (they/them) is an autistic queer white Jew. They’re a Pushcart Prize nominated poet. If you’re a Halachic Daydream, a collector of Special Interest Badges, love literary mashups, or in search of prayers inside pomegranate seeds, Scheelk’s poetry may be for you! You can find their work in Taco Bell Quarterly, Autonomous Press, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology, Pandemic Publications, Rejection Letters, scissors & spackle, queerlings, Mollyhouse, Stone of Madness Press, and the Bare (one’s) Breast Postcard Project, among others.

Published Works

A Prayer For A Non-Religious Autistic (Mason Jar Press, 2022)
Holmes Is A Person As Is (self-published chapbook, 2016)
This Is A Clothespin (Damaged Goods Press, 2016)

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Subject Matter