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Recent Publications

"The World of Tomorrow" chosen as the inaugural poem for Tomorrow Bookstore, 882 Mass Ave, Indianapolis (May 2023)

excerpt from My Best Acquaintances to appear in Playing Authors anthology from Old Iron Press (2023)

"Dear Gundog Magazine" in Disquieting Muses Quarterly (2023 prose poem issue)

"Early and Late" and "Every Poet Wants to Be Your Dog" in the anthology SUSPECT, Volume 1 Year 1 (2023)

excerpt from My Best Acquaintances featured in The Museum of Americana, Fall 2022

"A Dream" and "I Have Seen You in my Dreams" in Rattle (Fall 2022)

"Early and Late" and "Every Poet Wants to Be Your Dog" in SUSPECT, August 2022

"The Elpenoriad" in Solstice, Spring 2022

"To Emily (blue uncertain stumbling)" nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2021

"To Emily (this is my letter)" and "To Emily (blue uncertain stumbling)" in Peatsmoke, Fall 2021

"We Tell Time in Stories, Not Hours," Columbia Journal, Spring Fiction Prize, April 18, 2020

"The Poetry of Confusion: A Review of Dean Young's Solar Perplexus," Adroit, December 21, 2019

"The Amazing True Adventures of Macbeth & His Best Friend, the Cereal Guy," Electric Literature, September 11, 2018

"Lorca (6)," Singapore Unbound, July 26, 2018

"Sonnet, with Redskins," Rattle, Spring 2018

"The Death of Huckle" and "Letter to a Friend," The Atticus Review, May 30, 2018

"Teaching the Great Gatsby in the Age of Trump," Chicago Review of Books, November 15, 2017

"The Four Seasons of a Super Hero's Life," Chicago Review of Books, September 8, 2017

”Lorca 2”, “Lorca 3”, “Lorca 4," Frontera, Fall 2017

"The Subtle Poetry of Comic Books," Chicago Review of Books, May 30, 2017

"The Worst Teaching Story I Know," Bad Jobs & Bullshit: It's Unlikely That We'll be Missed, The Geeky Press, 2016

"We Are a Family Between Two Tigers," We R Family: An Anthology, Math Paper Press, November 2016

"Water," River Teeth Beautiful Things, September 2016

"Son, One Day All This Will Be Yours," Journal of Compressed Creative ArtsJune 2016

"Six Birds as Metaphors" and "On Seeing a Tiger Eat My Leg," The Agriculture Reader, No. 7, 2016


"The Dostoevsky Sonnet," So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, Issue 4, 2015


Three poems, THIS, January 2015


"All My Friends Are White," The New York Times, Motherlode, July 11, 2014


“Learning to Measure Time in Love and Loss,” The New York TimesModern Love, Dec. 26, 2013


“A Superhero Who Looks Like My Son,” The New York TimesMotherlode, June 13, 2013


"Cass Wise's Mystery Notebook," Cedars Magazine, Fall 2012


“Why We Write: You’re Not Alone,” Poets & Writers, May/June 2012


“Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: 8 Experts on Who’s Greater,” (contributor) The Millions, April 23, 2012


“The Last Book I Loved: The Brothers Karamazov,” The Rumpus, December 28, 2011


“One in 1.3 Billion,” Brain, Child, Summer 2011


“My Life as a Wrestler,” Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting, City Works Press, 2010


“Mike Tyson Slept Here,” The Tampa Review, No. 37, 2009


“Becoming a Parent is a Gift,” This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, Henry Holt, 2008


 “Becoming a Parent is a Gift,” This I Believe, National Public Radio, June 11, 2007


 “I Met a Guy,” Natural Bridge, Spring 2007

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