Pushcart Nomination from Ice Cube Press

I just received the wonderful news that my poem “Whatchamacallit” — which was published in Prairie Gold Anthology: An Anthology of the American Heartland from Ice Cube Press — has just been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

I’m so proud to be a part of this amazing anthology of writing from and about the Midwest. If you haven’t read the anthology, you can learn more about it and order a copy directly from the press HERE.

Thank so much Steve Semken and editors Lance M. Sacknoff, Xavier Cavazos and Stefanie Brook Trout!

Best New Poets 2014

Presents have arrived a little early here in Syracuse! My poem “Gathering a Few Facts” has just been published in the 2014 Best New Poets anthology guest edited by Dorianne Laux.

I am honored to be among the 50 poets chosen for this year’s anthology. The complete list:

Christine Adams, Annik Adey-Babinski, Nico Alvarado, Kate Angus, Linda Blaskey, Daniel Bohnhorst, Chuck Carlise, Anders Carlson-Wee, Christopher Citro, Noel Crook, Karen Embry, Sara Gelston, Benjamin Goldberg, Lenea Grace, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Richie Hofmann, Jen Jabaily-Blackburn, Wayne Johns, Danielle Jones-Pruett, Andrea Jurjević, Lisa Kwong, Peter LaBerge, Quinn Lewis, S.H. Lohmann, Karen Malzone, Amanda Jane McConnon, Corey Miller, Matthew Minicucci, Jenny Molberg, Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, Erin J. Mullikin, C.L. O’Dell, Rosanna Oh, Joy Priest, Jacques J. Rancourt, Iliana Rocha, Erin Rodoni, Nicole Rollender, Carey Russell, T.J. Sandella, E.C. Sawatzky, Brittney Scott, Matt Sumpter, Talin Tahajian, Gabriella R. Tallmadge, Ocean Vuong, Anna Rose Welch, Lisa Wells, Phillip B. Williams, Jeremy Windham

You can order a copy from your local bookstore or online at places such as THIS, HERE, and ALSO.

Thanks so much again BNP editors, Jazzy Danziger and Dorianne Laux!

Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland

I’m overjoyed to receive my copy of Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland, edited by Lance M. Sacknoff, Xavier Cavazos and Stefanie Brook Trout (Ice Cube Press, 2014).

This anthology contains my poems “One Kitchen One Afternoon” and “Whatchamacallit.”

It has a wealth of fiction, nonfiction and poetry about, concerning, set, dissecting, celebrating, criticizing and et cetera  the American Midwest.

Learn more about the book and grab yourself a copy HERE.

A facebook page containing news of readings and otherwise related to the anthology is HERE.

Best New Poets 2014

My unpublished poem “Gathering a Few Facts” has been chosen to appear in the Best New Poets 2014 anthology, guest edited by Dorianne Laux.

The anthology comes out this November. You can see a list of the 50 poets/poems chosen HERE.

A facebook announcement with pictures of the poets is HERE.

I am honored and seriously excited by this happy news. Thanks so much BNP editors, Jazzy Danziger and Dorianne Laux!


Gay Head Lighthouse Poetry Project

Five of my poems have just been selected to appear in the Gay Head Lighthouse Poetry Project, an anthology to help raise money for the preservation of Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha’s Vineyard. This historic lighthouse is in danger of falling into the sea due to erosion and funds are being raised in many ways to move it to a place of safety. You can find more info about the preservation project HERE.

If you’ve never been fortunate enough to see this lighthouse in person, chances are you’ve seen it on film, in this scene from Jaws:

Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland

I’m delighted to announce that two of my unpublished poems have been accepted for the forthcoming anthology Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland published by Ice Cube Press. You can peruse a complete list of the poetry, fiction, and nonfiction contributors and titles HERE.

Thank you editors Lance M. Sacknoff, Xavier Cavazos, and Stefanie Brook Trout!

Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio

I recently received happy news of developments in the anthology of southern Ohio literature, edited by poet Neil Carpathios, which will contain three of my poems (two unpublished and one previously published in The Cincinnati Review). The anthology now has a title, Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio, a publisher, Ohio University Press (from my alma mater!), and a publication date of fall 2014.

This will be the first time my writing will be included in an anthology, and I am honored and extremely excited.