Although he does not see himself as a poet of any sort, Clay Reynolds has on occasion published verse. It is not an intentional part of his writing career, but all but one poem he has ever submitted has been published.

“Etude to an Exam.” College Composition and Communication. 27.3 (1976): 243.

“Tornado in a West Texas Wheatfield.” Drastic Measures: A Semi-Annual Broadside of Poems. 4.1 (1989): 4.

“J’Accuse.” Aries: A Magazine of Creative Expression. 4 (1989): 52-53.

“Only the Lonely.” Southwestern American Literature. 15.1 (1989): 39.

“Rodeo.” Just a Moment … Stories and Poems. 1.3 (1990): 49-52.

“The Name of the Game.” Just a Moment … Stories and Poems. 1.4 (1990): 35-36.

“Standing in Line With Scalpers for Tickets to an Elton John Concert.” i.e. Magazine. 9 (1993): 22.

“My Best Face.” Writing Texas. 5 (2018): 40-45.

“Lucy.” Langdon Review. 17 (2020-2021): 21-24.