Books: Poetry

In One Version of the Story (New Issues 2016)

Things We Will Need to Know (currently in process)

Chapbooks: Poetry

A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs (Concrete Wolf Poetry Series 2011)

Casual Insomniac (Bateau, “Boom” Contest Winner 2011)

Books on Pedagogy

Starting to Learn the Question: A Curriculum for High School Creative Writing Teachers (Writers in the Schools, in use nationally through WITS Alliance, 2011)

Books Edited

Wish List: How to Fix What’s Wrong with American Politics, co-editor with Brian Stipelman (anthology of essays on American political reform; currently in process)


Poems in Anthologies

Verse Daily – excerpt from “A Hole of Bones & Thread.” 2017.

Best New Poets 2014 – “I Can Tell You a Story.”  Dorianne Laux, ed.  (Samovar  Press: University of Virginia: 2014, p.81-3)

Best New Poets 2012 – “A Compendium of Photographs: l’Inconnue de la Seine.”  Matthew Dickman, ed.  (Samovar  Press: University of Virginia: 2012, p.27-34)

Berfrois – “This is Where You Are.” Curated photo collaboration with Antonio Bastich.  June 2011.

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes: Index of Winning Poems (2010) – “Psalm 15 as the Hurricane Takes the Roof,” “Where We Are Tonight,” “Slicing Cucumbers for Salad & the Knife Slips”

Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes: Index of Winning Poems (2008) – “The First Week in Catania,” “Walking Home Alone 1am”

Poems in Journals

Another Chicago Magazine – “Advice for the Rescuer” (53: Spring 2015)

Third Coast – “I Can Tell You a Story” (38/39: Winter 2015, p.158-9)

Zyzzyva – “Last Words” (102: Winter 2014, p.179-80)

Whiskey Island – “Let Me Tell You a True Story” (61: Spring 2012, p.6-8)

Iron Horse Literary Review – “A Dozen Riders Arrive on the Binghamton Greyhound” (14.2: National Poetry Month 2012, p.3)

Southeast Review – “Street Ghazal” (Contest Finalist; 29.1: Winter 2011, p.20)

minnesota review – “Antiphony” (77: Winter 2011, p.27)

minnesota review – “One Reason I Don’t Believe in Hell” (77: Winter 2011, p.25-26)

Gigantic Sequins – “The Subject in Context” (3.1: Winter 2011, p.9)

American Literary Review – “Questions for the Paris Morgue, 1880” (22.1: Spring 2011, p.49-50)

Southeast Review – “What the City Knows” (28.2: Fall 2010, p.8-9)

DIAGRAM – “A Death Mask is a Way to Perpetuate the Transitory” (10.3: Summer 2010)

Hayden’s Ferry Review – “Nudie Photo Hunt” (46: Summer 2010, p.155)

Hayden’s Ferry Review – “Across the Aisle, the Highway Beats as Loud” (46: Summer 2010, p.154)

Quarterly West“Mechanics” (68: Spring/Summer 2009, p.68)

Confrontation“Where We Are, Where We Are Not” (105/106: Winter 2009/Spring 2010, p.270)

Fourteen Hills – “Katie Calls on an Evening I Am Not Expecting” (16.1: Spring 2010, p.14-15)

Southern Review – “Certainty of Repetition” (45.4: Autumn 2009, p.716)

Cimarron Review – “Proximity to What Comes Next” (167: Spring 2009, p.10-11)

Beloit Poetry Journal – “Breaking Up With Katie Over 8000 Miles” (59.3: Spring 2009, p.33)

Harpur Palate – “After Buying Lunch for a Girl My Age Who I Met on a Greyhound Bus an Hour Ago” (6.2: Winter 2007, p.98)

Red Rock Review – “Night Binghamton” (18: Winter 2006, p.68)

Red Rock Review – “The Edge of Sleep” (18: Winter 2006, p.69-70)

Maverick Magazine – “A Framework” (12: Winter 2005)

Poet Lore – “We Name These Things Ourselves” (99.3/4: Fall/Winter 2004, p.43)

Poet Lore – “What Follows” (99.3/4: Fall/Winter 2004, p.90)

Skidrow Penthouse – “Tuesday” (6: Spring 2004, p.190-191)

Adagio Verse Quarterly – “Andy and I Share a Smoke” (Summer 2004)

Adagio Verse Quarterly – “Omaha Transfer” (Summer 2004)

Adagio Verse Quarterly – “My Father Outlives His Father in Years” (Summer 2004)

Rearview Quarterly – “Showing My Girlfriend a Photo of the House My Parents Wanted to Build” (2.1: Spring 2003, p.14)

Wittenberg Review – “Something in Memory” (26: 1999)

Wittenberg Review – “This Morning” (26: 1999)


The Poleax – “Three Suggestions for Campus Protest” (June 2017)

Gulf Coast, online – “Making Sense of Things” (National Poetry Month Issue, April 2012)

Pleiades – “A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs” (31.1: Winter 2011, p.68-74)

Pebble Lake Review – “Bosnia by Bus, 2004” (5.2: Spring 2008)

Interviews Conducted

Gulf Coast – “Do You Think We’ll Be Able to Love Again?” Interview with Chuck Klosterman, (22.1: Sp. 2010, p.224-34)

Interviews Given

Tiger Media Network Interview, Fort Hays State University/Delta Sigma Tau High Plains Regional Conference, Hays, KS (2017)

WAYO 104.3 FM, “Flour City Yawp” Interview (with Al Albonado) and on-air Reading.  Rochester, NY (2017)

KUHF 88.7 FM, “The Front Row” Interview (with Jeanine Walker) and on-air Reading.  Houston, TX (2008)

Academic Essays

American Library Encyclopedia of Beat Literature.  K. Hemmer, ed. Facts on File: four entries (2006)
Paul Bremser, The Beat Hotel, High Priest, Timothy Leary

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature.  Jay Parini, ed.  Oxford Press: three entries (2004)
“The Beat Movement,” Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs

Academic Essays Under Consideration

“E Pluribus Quid: Walt Whitman, M.H. Abrams, and Reimagining the American Epic”

“Where the Wild Things Are: Thoreau, Snyder, and a Walk in the Wild”

Writer / Teacher / Scholar

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