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!

“Beaver Lake” and “Elegy for the Travel Agents” Published in Southern Indiana Review

Massive thanks to Marcus Wicker, Emily Skaja, Ron Mitchell, and the rest of the good people at Southern Indiana Review for including my poems “Elegy for the Travel Agents” and “Beaver Lake” in the spring issue! It’s such an joy to share these pages with the likes of George David Clark, Emily Rose Cole, John Gallaher, Anna Claire Hodge, Ada Limón, Mark Neely, Sarah Rose Nordgren, Catherine Pond, Maggie Smith-Beehler, Ephraim Scott Sommers, Michael Waters, and more! Not to mention the interview with, and visual art by, Guided By Voices’ Robert Pollard!

“These Seagulls Are Better More Gullier Than the Ones in the City” Published in Crazyhorse

I’m blossomingly delighted to have received my contributor copies of Crazyhorse Spring 2017, which contains my poem “These Seagulls Are Better More Gullier Than the Ones in the City” — a poem inspired by the Lake Ontario shoreline in Oswego, NY. It’s an honor to share these pages with such folk as Marianne Boruch, Erica Dawson, Paul Guest, Peter LaBerge, Michael Robins, Bret Shepard, L. Lamar Wilson, Catherine Wing — to name but a few of the fantastic writers in this issue. Thanks so much Emily Rosko, Jonathan Bohr Heinen, and the rest of the Crazyhorse crew!

Lyric Essay “Each Breeze Began Life Somewhere As a Little Cough” Published Online at Passages North

I’m super excited to share the news that my lyric essay “Each Breeze Began Life Somewhere As a Little Cough” has been published online at Passages North. Since last autumn I’ve been working on a series of lyric essays, one for each of the four classical elements, and this is the first one that I finished. It’s the air essay. As I begin work on the final one (fire) it’s awesome to have the first one meet the light of day. Massive thanks to Willow Grosz, Brandon Hansen, Matthew Gavin Frank, and all the folks at PN! And special thanks to my awesome partner Sarah for allowing me to record her for this essay. 🙂
Read the essay HERE.

“Save the Receipts for a Kind of Diary” in Hayden’s Ferry Review

I’m loop-de-loop thrilled to have received my contributor’s copy of Hayden’s Ferry Review Issue 59 – which includes my poem “Save the Receipts for a Kind of Diary” along with new poetry, fiction, translations, and art by Jenni B. Baker, Helene Cardona, Julie Henson, Gary Soto, Katherine E. Young and so many others. Thanks so much Meghan Kelsey, Cheyenne Black, Susan Nguyen, Dustin Pearson, and the rest of the HFR crew!


“The People Who Live Near Us Are Our Neighbors” Published in Ploughshares

Friends. I’m holding Ploughshares Winter 2016-2017, which includes my poem “The People Who Live Near Us Are Our Neighbors.” It’s not every day a dream comes true. What an honor to share this issue with Beth Ann Fennelly, Beth Bachmann, Anders Carlson-Wee, Tony Hoagland, Dennis Nurkse, Charles Rafferty, Sam Sax, Terese Svoboda, Leila Chatti — the list goes beautifully on. Massive, clasp-handed, doe-eyed thanks to John Taylor, David Weinstein, John Skoyles, Allison Trujillo, Ellen Duffer, and the rest of the good folks at Ploughshares.