“A Lot Going On Up There” Is Poem of the Week at Narrative!

I’m thrilled to share the news that my poem “A Lot Going On Up There” has just been published as the Poem of the Week at Narrative Magazine! You can read the poem HERE (logging in is required to read the poem in its entirely, but it’s completely free to do so!) Thank you so much Jack, Carol, Tom, and the rest of the staff at Narrative!

“It’s Something People in Love Do” in the Pushcart Prize Anthology 2018

Thank you to Bill Henderson and the other editors of The Pushcart Prize Anthology for including my poem “It’s Something People in Love Do” in the newly published 2018 edition! Having received my contributor’s copy not long ago, I’m still reeling from the honor. Thank you to all the journal editors who have nominated my work over the years, and most especially to Lee Upton and Tony Ardizzone for nominating my work this year. Thanks again to Anthony Sutton, Mitchell Jacobs, Rachel Reynolds, and the other editors at Sycamore Review for giving this poem a home in the first place!

2 Poems Published in The Carolina Quarterly!

I’m delighted to have received my contributor’s copies of The Carolina Quarterly, which contains my poems “Sunsets Like Strobe Lights” and “That’s Why They Invented Cheesecake.” It’s such a pleasure to share this issue with Devon Balwit, Grant Kittrell, Dan Kraines, Jenna Le, Matt Miller, Annie Woodford, and many more wonderfuls. Thank you again Calvin Olsen and the rest of the Carolina Quarterly crew!

2 Poems Just Published in the Southwest Review!

It’s chilly here in Syracuse, but I’m enjoying the warm glow of having received my contributor copies of the sunny Southwest Review, Volume 102, Number 2, which includes my poems “Shadows of Blackbirds on Our Arms” and “Let’s Arm Ourselves with Supple Skin.” This issue features luminous new work by Elijah Burrell, Jac Jemc, Jacqueline Osherow, Lee Rossi, Lewis Shiner, Jonathan Weinert and others. Thank you again to editors Terri Lewers, Preston Hutcherson, and Greg Brownderville!

“Every Other Week a New Planet” in Jellyfish Magazine

Friends! Happy day! One of the collaborative prose poems I’ve been writing with Dustin Nightingale has just been published in the new issue of Jellyfish Magazine. It’s called “Every Other Week a New Planet” and it gets to share this beautiful issue with the likes of RE K Bye, Ruth Baumann, Joey De Jesus, Wren Hanks, Hajara Quinn, Zachary Evans, Jayme Russell, and Sara Biggs Chaney! Thanks so much to editors Gale Marie Thompson, Anne Cecelia Holmes, Philip Muller, Kamden Ishmael Hilliard, and Caroline Cabrera!

Read our poem HERE!

“The Low Crumble of Distant Applause” in The Laurel Review

What a thrill to receive my contributor copy of The Laurel Review issue 50.1 which contains my poem “The Low Crumble of Distant Applause.” What an additional thrill to see that contributor list — Jeff Alessandrelli, Mary Biddinger, Bruce Bond, Emily Borgmann, Kristina Marie Darling, Mark Halliday, Al Maginnes, Gary McDowell, Kyle McCord, Martin Ott, Carrie Shipers, Marcus Wicker — to name but a few! Thanks a million to Daniel Biegelson, John Gallaher, Luke Rolfes, and the rest of The Laurel Review crew!

2 Poems Published in Meridian Issue 39

I’m drop-down delighted to hold in my hand my contributor copy of Meridian Issue 39 – the No Borders issue – which contains my poems “The Sky We Want to Reach Up and Press Our Thumbs Into” and “One Theory of What’s Happening Out There.” This powerful issue features work by such superlatives as Destiny Birdsong, Roy Guzmán, JP Grasser, Carlie Hoffman, Patrick Kindig, Ösel Jessica Plante, Jeff Whitney, and more! Thanks so much Courtney Flerlage, Helen Chandler, and the rest of the good folks at Meridian!

Lyric Essay “Strike Anywhere” Published Online in Quarterly West

My lyric essay “Strike Anywhere” has been published online in Quarterly West Issue 91. This essay is from a series based on the four classical elements, and its theme is fire. Huge thanks to Noam Dorr, Sara Eliza Johnson, JP Grasser and the rest of the Quarterly West staff. Also, I want to say a scorchingly grateful thank you to my generous friends and family who allowed me to audio record them for this, including those whose interviews never made it into the final draft.

Read the essay HERE.

“What Can I Do?” in Quiddity

Delighted to have received my contributor copy of Quiddity, which contains my poem “What Can I Do?” along with a bonanza of new work by such wonderfuls as Joanne Diaz, Kathleen McGookey, Sandy Marchetti, John Sibley Williams, Heather Cox, Julie B Barbour, Kristina Marie Darling, and more — and a conversation with Adam Clay, Ada Limón, and Michael Robins! Thanks so much again to Joanna Beth Tweedy, John McCarthy, Pamm Collebrusco, Lisa Higgs and the rest of the folks at Quiddity!