The Tongue They Shared

Moonstone Press, 2021

Runner-up in Moonstone Arts’ 2021 Chapbook Contest.

Paul Siegell spins you a couple times and gently pushes you into the Poetry Funhouse. You can hear this poetry breaking through to a new language – with a Philadelphia accent.
—Leonard Gontarek

Take Out Delivery

Spuyten Duyvil, 2018

Siegell is part jester, part messenger. These are exuberant, encyclopedic poems, & reading them feels like being at a fireworks show whose explosions morph into exposé, whose riffs of light & boom contort into a quixotic biopic of our world.
—Kevin Varrone

wild life rifle fire

Otoliths Books, 2010

Goodreads Choice Awards Best Poetry nominee.

A stunningly beautiful work of hyper-clean concrete poetry. This is a book examining language, finding tricks in the language that the language couldn’t know it had.
—Geof Huth


A-Head Publishing, 2009

For centuries, people have tried to take words and turn them into music. What Paul Siegell does in his collection of poetry, jambandbootleg, is take music and turn it back into words. And he does it exceptionally well.
—Marc Brownstein, The Disco Biscuits

Poemergency Room

Otoliths Books, 2008

Something HUGE flexes joy here! This is the suicide by cop where banging cymbals rip the portal open! Poetry is the daily political at every mouthful of Siegell as dots connect dimension to dementia!