Poetry

“An examination of one endangered Scarlet Loosestrife”
Fall Lines • 2017 • Saluda River Prize for Poetry FINALIST • Forthcoming • Print



“Shifting landscape”
The Adirondack Review • 2017 • Forthcoming • Online



“Inaugural Poem for the New Regime”
The Adirondack Review • 2017 • Forthcoming • Online



“We hear Einstein speak in English”
The Adirondack Review • 2017 • Forthcoming • Online



“Quiet feet”
The Adirondack Review • 2017 • Forthcoming • Online



and $25 for my wife
The Adirondack Review • 2017 • Forthcoming • Online



“Chinook Jargon”
Footnote • Issue 2 • Forthcoming June 2017 • Print & eBook



“Mom calls to say the sale is final”
Slice Magazine • Issue 21 • Forthcoming 2017 • Print & eBook



“Miles from Standing Rock, tonight,”
Winning Writers Newsletter • 6/15/17 • Newsletter & Online



“Nebraska”
Big Muddy • Issue 17.1 • 6/8/17 • Print



“Minnesota’s skeletons”
Big Muddy • Issue 17.1 • 6/8/17 • Print



“Echolocating”
Big Muddy • Issue 17.1 • 6/8/17 • Print



“Miles from Standing Rock, tonight,”
Camas Magazine • Summer 2017 • Power Issue • 5/8/17 • Print



“Ci”
Pushing Boundaries, Breaking Barriers • Wordrunner • 3/20/17 • Online & ePrint



(Michigan, post-election) Where were you when the world broke? in The Rumpus, 11/3/16


“Old farmhouse: The living room”
Fall Lines • 2016 • Saluda River Prize for Poetry FINALIST • 8/1/16 • Print



“The proposal of the 51-starred flag”
America Is Not the World • Anthology • 4/15/16 • Print



“Step into this photograph with me”
Blue Bonnet Review • Poetry Contest FINALIST • 1/6/16 • Online



“To be happy”
Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Competition FINALIST • 10/24/15 • ePrint



“To the statue of Captain John Riley Parker on Lexington Battle Green Square:”
Footnote • Issue 1 • 8/11/15 • Print & eBook



“The cleaning of the fish”
Rhyme On! • Loudoun Library Poetry Contest WINNER • 5/31/15 • Print & ePrint



“The haunting of the Oatman Hotel”
New Mexico Review • NM Highlands University • Issue 1 • 5/15/15 • Online



“When the tea kettle whistles,”
Prairie Winds • Dakota Wesleyan University • Spring 2014 • 5/16/14 • Print



“Inside the convenience store,”
Metonym • William Jessup University • Volume 4: Spring 2014 • 5/13/14 • Print



“Journey to America”
Metonym • William Jessup University • Volume 4: Spring 2014 • 5/13/14 • Print



“In the ground at Karisoke”
Metonym • William Jessup University • Volume 4: Spring 2014 • 5/13/14 • Print



“‘Not in my backyard’ is something only someone else can say”
Cities: A Book of Poems • 2/7/14 • Print & eBook



“Autumn on Oak Street”
Cities: A Book of Poems • 2/7/14 • Print & eBook



“Send me another and another and ...”
Midwestern Gothic • Issue 12: Winter 2014 • 1/1/13 • Print & eBook



“Blindly,”
Midwestern Gothic • Issue 12: Winter 2014 • 1/1/13 • Print & eBook



“Not every bird can be a songbird”
Poiesis Review • Issue 6 • 12/23/13 • Print



“Bitter pills don’t dissolve past six feet down”
Poiesis Review • Issue 6 • 12/23/13 • Print



“Chapter 71: Wherein Pequod encounters the Jeroboam”
Remaking Moby Dick • 11/29/13 • Print & ePrint



“Beautiful Cigar Girl”
Winter Tangerine Review • Volume 2 • 11/15/13 • Print



“On the Talyllyn and the Rheilffordd Ucheldir Cymru”
Americymru • 10/14/13 • Online



“Llan–vire–pooll–guin–gill–go–ger–u–queern–drob–ooll–llandus–ilio–gogo–goch”
Americymru • 10/14/13 • Online



“In the Ages of Bronze and Iron,”
Americymru • 10/14/13 • Online



“When the Caerphilly Castle was cardboard,”
Americymru • 10/14/13 • Online



“The Gray Lady of the harbor”
Winning Writers Newsletter • 9/15/13 • Online



“One night I walked to Paul Revere’s house”
East Jasmine Review • Volume 1: Issue 2 • 8/20/13 • eBook



“Not every bird can be a songbird”
Cyclamens and Swords • Birds Edition • 8/1/13 • Online



“Anything but a black umbrella”
Citizens for Decent Literature • Issue 7 • 7/7/13 • Print, ePrint, & Online



“Bartender”
ZYX • Issue 64 • 6/13/13 • Print



“Airing your laundry”
ZYX • Issue 64 • 6/13/13 • Print



“Found your eye”
ZYX • Issue 64 • 6/13/13 • Print



“After the blizzard”
ZYX • Issue 64 • 6/13/13 • Print



“If Sydney Carton hadn’t gone to the guillotine,”
Regardless of Authority • Issue 1 • 6/1/13 • Online



“America’s TV graveyard”
Suisun Valley Review • Solano College • Issue 30 • 5/25/13 • Print



“Bangs are that on which the world hangs”
Suisun Valley Review • Solano College • Issue 30 • 5/25/13 • Print



“Cats and metal birds”
Suisun Valley Review • Solano College • Issue 30 • 5/25/13 • Print



“Alice on your pillow”
Big Art Book • Scarborough Arts • Issue 2 • 5/17/13 • ePrint



“Pillaging with a claw hook”
East Jasmine Review • Volume 1: Issue 1 • 5/4/13 • eBook










The Gray Lady of the harbor” • Nantucket Directory • CONTEST WINNER • 4/29/13 • Print & Online

Be where you are” • Twitterpated • Iss 4 • 2/11/13 • Online

All the king’s horses” • Medusa’s Kitchen • 1/30/13 • Online

Oh, how we all need your water now, Aleksey” • Medusa’s Kitchen • 1/30/13 • Online

Innocence faces a new Challenger” • Medusa’s Kitchen • 1/30/13 • Online

Port of call” • Medusa’s Kitchen • 1/30/13 • Online

The broken sail of David” • Medusa’s Kitchen • 1/30/13 • Online

Spare Change” • Medusa’s Kitchen • 1/30/13 • Online

There were enough reasons in the world” • Medusa’s Kitchen • 1/30/13 • Online

I am obsessed with Civil War reenactments,” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

Oh, how we all need your water now, Aleksey” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

All the king’s horses” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

Innocence faces a new Challenger” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

To Leland Stanford Junior’s horse,” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

‘The only stone you’ll find out there will be your tombstone,’” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

What kind of times are these, Adrienne Rich?” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

Her hands were strands of baroque pearls” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

If Sydney Carton hadn’t gone to the guillotine,” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

The absurdity of April Fool’s” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

But what if Sally Hemings actually loved him” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

Of all the Arthurs, you were king,” • Books on Blog™ • Iss 42 • 1/7/13 • Online

At 42, he just wants a 30-year-old mistress, he said” • Zygote in My Fez, Toledo: 8/6/11 • 7/9/12 • Print

1369 Coffee House” • Zygote in My Fez, Toledo: 8/6/11 • 7/9/12 • Print

The miserable” • Zygote in My Fez, Toledo: 8/6/11 • 7/9/12 • Print

Dear Mom, I am an atheist” • Poiesis Review • Iss 5 • 5/15/12 • Print

Oh, how we all need your water now, Aleksey” • Red Fez • Iss 44 • 4/16/12 • Online

Fits like a mitten” • Nibble • Iss 20 • 11/3/11 • Print

Innocence faces a new Challenger” • Durable Goods • Iss 44 • 10/30/11 • Print

The nature of her time” • Durable Goods • Iss 42 • 8/10/11 • Print

And if Keats’ window were open” • Nibble • Iss 19 • 6/15/11 • Print

Of all the Arthurs, you were king,” • Nibble • Iss 19 • 6/15/11 • Print

Poor Jud really is daid” • Poiesis Review • Iss 4 • 5/15/11 • Print

Tearing down the Wall” • Nibble • Iss 18 • 4/6/11 • Print

All the king’s horses” • Nibble • Iss 18 • 4/6/11 • Print

Dull roar of the crowd” • Poet Hound • 3/15/11 • Online

No, Tom Brady doesn’t come here” • Poet Hound • 3/15/11 • Online

Today I was fitted for new ear plugs,” • Poet Hound • 3/15/11 • Online

Metal bird” • Nibble • Iss 17 • 2/9/11 • Print

These people don’t know that just an hour ago I was Captain America” • Nibble • Iss 16 • 12/9/10 • Print

Keywords: Hindenburg, whew, zap. Begin with whew. Go.” • Nibble • Iss 16 • 12/9/10 • Print

I am obsessed with Civil War reenactments,” • Nibble • Iss 16 • 12/9/10 • Print

Landing at Logan” • Nibble • Iss 15 • 11/2/10 • Print

“Changing tides against this coast” • Lyrical Somerville • 9/1/10 • Print

Five old women at monthly brunch” • Nibble • Iss 14 • 8/31/10 • Print

“Fuck you and your HPV” • Catfish Gringo River • 8/10/10 • Online

“Tonight for your dining experience” • Catfish Gringo River • 8/10/10 • Online

Changing history’s definitions” • Nibble/Focus • Iss 1: Truth • 5/18/10 • Print

Tonight for your dining experience” • Nibble/Focus • Iss 1: Truth • 5/18/10 • Print

Fuck you and your HPV” • Nibble/Focus • Iss 1: Truth • 5/18/10 • Print

On being raped [in three parts]” • Nibble/Focus • Iss 1: Truth • 5/18/10 • Print

You fall out in breaths” • Poiesis Review • Iss 3 • 5/15/10 • Print

Wounded Knee” • Poet Hound • 5/4/10 • Online

Sun is setting” • Poet Hound • 5/4/10 • Online

Run” • Poet Hound • 5/4/10 • Online

The day Edward Norton came into my bar” • Poet Hound • 3/30/10 • Online

No place like home for the holidays” • Poet Hound • 3/30/10 • Online

Bangs are that on which the world hangs” • Poet Hound • 3/30/10 • Online

After the blizzard” • Nibble • Iss 12 • 3/2/10 • Print

Teddy” • The Broadsider • Vol 1: Series 20 • 1/4/10 • Print & Online

Mantras for yoga seldom reflect real life” • Nibble • Iss 11 • 11/25/09 • Print

Warmth, no closure” • Nibble • Iss 11 • 11/25/09 • Print

Anything but a black umbrella” • Nibble • Iss 10 • 11/5/09 • Print

Seventy-something percent of women have mismatched breasts” • Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene • 10/19/09 • Online

Found your eye” • Nibble • Iss 9 • 9/2/09 • Print

Port of call” • Cokefishing in Alpha Beat Soup • August 2009 • 8/7/09 • Print

Salem Witch House” • Cokefishing in Alpha Beat Soup • July 2009 • 7/22/09 • Print

I stand in one spot and breathe for a moment” •Don’t Call Me Plath • 7/1/09 • ePrint

Seventy-something percent of women have mismatched breasts” • Don’t Call Me Plath • 7/1/09 • ePrint

Bartender” • Nibble • Iss 8 • 6/30/09 • Print

Beginning the nightcap” • Nibble • Iss 8 • 6/30/09 • Print

But even cats slip on the ice” • Cokefishing in Alpha Beat Soup • June 2009 • 6/20/09 • Print

Passport” • Persephonous Blue • Iss 1 • 6/5/09 • Print

No place like home for the holidays” • Poiesis Review • Iss 2 • 5/15/09 • Print

God’s lonely man” • Dave Church: In Memoriam • Broadside: Iss 2 • 5/14/09 • Print

Alice on your pillow” • Nibble • 5/8/09 • Online

Seventy-something percent of women have mismatched breasts” • Nibble • 5/8/09 • Online

But even cats slip on the ice” • Nibble • 5/8/09 • Online

Alice on your pillow” • Nibble • Iss 7 • 5/4/09 • Print

Seventy-something percent of women have mismatched breasts” • Nibble • Iss 6 • 3/27/09 • Print

God’s lonely man” • Taxi Cab Poet Confessions • 3/4/09 • Print

Mr Ledger, sir, it’s too late for your autograph” • Poet Hound • 3/3/09 • Online

Airports” • Poet Hound • 3/3/09 • Online

The bored wife” • Poet Hound • 3/3/09 • Online

But even cats slip on the ice” • Nibble • Iss 5 • 2/25/09 • Print

Someone else’s war” • Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene • 2/2/09 • Online

I don’t respond to ‘Hey, baby.’” • The Somerville News • 1/9/09 • Print & Online

Spiderman Two, part two” • Avenues and Parking Lots • 7/5/08 • Print

On Scott Weiland, part two” • Avenues and Parking Lots • 7/5/08 • Print

Composure” • Avenues and Parking Lots • 7/5/08 • Print

Distortion ballroom [an elegy for Kurt Cobain]” • Avenues and Parking Lots • 7/5/08 • Print

Our silent cries” • Avenues and Parking Lots • 7/5/08 • Print

Leaving Boston” • Poiesis Review • Iss 1 • 5/15/08 • Print

A new army” • The Gut • Iss 8 • 1/10/08 • Print

Casual suicide” • The Gut • Iss 8 • 1/10/08 • Print

Plath” • The Gut • Iss 8 • 1/10/08 • Print

Discussions with Julia” • The Gut • Iss 8 • 1/10/08 • Print

When we get no answers” • Private Read Industrial London • 11/1/02 • Print

Strange girl” • Private Read Industrial London • 11/1/02 • Print

Choruses” • Private Read Industrial London • 11/1/02 • Print

Ribbons” • Private Read Industrial London • 11/1/02 • Print

Bad aim” • Mausoleum: Mortis es Veritus • 8/1/02 • Print

Death as an enemy” • Mausoleum: Mortis es Veritus • 8/1/02 • Print

My religion” • Mausoleum: Mortis es Veritus • 8/1/02 • Print

Forecasts” • Punctuation • 2/2/02 • Print

Prostitute” • The J Man Times • Iss 14 • 12/15/99 • Print

Forever young” • The J Man Times • Iss 14 • 12/15/99 • Print

Wednesdays after eleven” • Paramasitic Propastitute • 12/9/99 • Print

Waiting” • Paramasitic Propastitute • 12/9/99 • Print

Juliet is blind” •The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

This war” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

Bad aim” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

The Nineties” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

Prostitute” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

Rain” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

Who wins the war” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

Unspoken” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

Broadway” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

A life less ordinary” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

For anyone listening (Lukas)” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

Lies in rhythm” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

Footsteps of an artist” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

The truth about my life” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

I’ll deny you truth if it’s relative” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

My religion” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

They can’t take words away from me” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

Your dagger and your shield” • The Literature Collection • 12/5/99 • Print

Lies in Rhythm” • Revolution Calling • Iss 13 • 7/1/99 • Print

The Nineties” • Real-Life Poet • 6/1/99 • Print

Death as an enemy” • Real-Life Poet • 6/1/99 • Print

Forever young” • Real-Life Poet • 6/1/99 • Print

His black box” • Real-Life Poet • 6/1/99 • Print

Prostitute” • Real-Life Poet • 6/1/99 • Print

The Nineties” • Incognito, The Zine • Iss 9 • 4/9/99 • Print

Forever young” • Incognito, The Zine • Iss 9 • 4/9/99 • Print

Imagination is life” • Incognito, The Zine • Iss 9 • 4/9/99 • Print

Prostitute” • Incognito, The Zine • Iss 9 • 4/9/99 • Print

For Lennon” • Dank Zine • Iss 2 • 3/10/98 • Print

I am gone” • Revolution Calling • Comp Iss 1-10 • 3/1/98 • Print

For Lennon” • Revolution Calling • Comp Iss 1-10 • 3/1/98 • Print

His black box” • Revolution Calling • Comp Iss 1-10 • 3/1/98 • Print

Theb” • Revolution Calling • Comp Iss 1-10 • 3/1/98 • Print

Shut Off” • Crackrock • Iss 1 • 11/1/97 • Print

For Lennon” • Crackrock • Iss 1 • 11/1/97 • Print