“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!

Poem & Interview at Fairy Tale Review!

A poem and a short interview with me have just been published online as part of Fairy Tale Review‘s Pins & Needles Q&A series. Poetry Editor Jon Riccio asked some really fun questions about my two poems published in FTR‘s Ochre Issue, and in the space of a few hundred words I managed to cram in Robyn Hitchcock, Mary Ruefle, Craig Raine, Anthony Burgess, Dostoyevsky, James Taylor, Pringles, T.S. Eliot, Ross Gay, P.G. Wodehouse, and Alpha Centauri. Plus the full text of one of the poems, “We’re Actually Fabulous” is included at the end of the interview. Thanks again Jon!

Read HERE.

Marking the Occasion

Today I celebrate beginning my 100th writing journal. Nearly every poem I’ve ever written began as a first draft in these journals, starting with journal #1 way back in my sophomore year in high school. Which was some time ago now. 🙂

Collaboration Acceptances at Jellyfish Magazine and the BLP Collaboration Anthology

As the full-length manuscript of the collaborative prose poems I’ve been writing with Dustin Nightingale begins to find its way out to a few presses for consideration, it’s a thrill to share the news that one of the remaining unpublished poems, “Every Other Week a New Planet,” has just been accepted at Jellyfish Magazine!

Additionally, three of our previously published collaborative prose poems have been accepted for They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, forthcoming next summer from Black Lawrence Press. Yippee!

“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!