Upcoming Poetry Collections:

As One Fire Consumes Another, Winner of the Orison Poetry Prize, judged by Vandana Khanna, Orison Books, April 2, 2019

Skin Memory, Winner of the Backwaters Prize, judged by Kwame Dawes, Backwaters Press, September 2019

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My huge gratitude to the amazing Rusty Morrison for this generous endorsement of As One Fire Consumes Another!

Thanks so much to the editors of Construction Magazine for nominating my poem “We Can Make a Home of It Still” for the Best of the Net 2018!

Three new experimental poems up on Sequestrum!

The American Poetry Journal just nominated my poem “Restoration” for the 2019 Orison Anthology Award AND Radar just nominated my poem “Speaking of the Coal Bed My Father’s Father Fed to Keep the Old World Lit” for the 2019 Best of the Net!

Thank you thank you thank you to Rigoberto Gonzalez for this powerful endorsement of As One Fire Consumes Another.

I'll be a featured reader at the Tea & Poetry Festival at Lan Su Chinese Garden on October 6 @ noon! 

My poem "Forever Daylight" just won the 2018 Laux/Millar Poetry Prize, from Raleigh Review, judged by Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar!

Counterclock Journal just nominated my poem "Fatherspeak"  for the Best of the Net 2018!

My immense gratitude to Chelsea Dingman for writing this beautiful blurb for my forthcoming Orison Prize Winning book As One Fire Consumes Another!

New poems up in Isthmus, Juked, and New Orleans Review.

Thanks so much to Simone Muench for providing this endorsement for As One Fire Consumes Another!

My three poem set just won the 2018 Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry (Madison Review)!

New poems up in Western Humanities Review and Green Mountains Review!

Read HERE Contest judge Kwame Dawes' endorsement of Skin Memory, winner of the Backwaters Prize, due out September 2019 from Backwaters Press.