The 22 Magazine Blog

My poem “I Keep a List of What I Must” has just been published on The 22 Magazine Blog.

You can read the poem here.

This poem is from the manuscript-in-process of my untitled second book of poetry. (My first, The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy, hasn’t found a publisher yet, but I’m pressing on regardless.) It’s built around poems begun during my five month stint living with my girlfriend and our black cat in an apartment over Main Street in a very small Ohio village (pop. 800) last year, moving in the day before Fall Festival and out the day after Xmas.

I am very excited about the poems I’m working on for my second book, and this is the first one of them to see the light of print. Others so far are forthcoming from journals such as Salamander, The Southeast Review, and The Los Angeles Review and an anthology of literature about Southern Ohio edited by Neil Carpathios.