Big news here: my next book of poems, The Grace of Distance, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in Fall 2019.
I’m thrilled to be working again with Ava Leavell Haymon, editor of LSU’s Barataria Poetry Series, and all the kind, talented people at LSU Press.
I'm excited to have two poems featured in the July issue of New Limestone Review. Thanks so much to the editors for publishing "They" and “The Boot,” two poems from my new book project.
Poems from this manuscript are also forthcoming in Cave Wall, Field and Poetry Northwest.
Thanks so much to the editors of Cave Wall for accepting four poems for their upcoming issue. "A Little," "Disappear," "Once" and "The Stag" are all part of a new project I’m working on—a book-length sequence about a teenage boy’s experiences in a time of war and just after.
I’m honored to appear in these pages again. Cave Wall has long been one of my favorite journals to read.
Thanks so much to the editors of DASH for picking up a poem from the new project I’m working on. “After the Bomb” will appear in their next issue, scheduled for May.
Big thanks to the editors of Field for taking two poems from my new project. “Each Night We Wandered” and “Until You Never” will appear in an upcoming issue. I’ve been a fan of this journal for years, so I’m especially thrilled to have my work appear in its pages.
I had a terrific time reading at the YMCA Downtown Writers’ Center in Syracuse on Friday. Thanks so much to the director of the Writers’ Center, Phil Memmer, for being a wonderful host. It was a treat to read with my old friend Elaine Sexton and share our work with such an engaged audience.
Visit the Events page for info on a few upcoming readings this summer and fall in New York and New Jersey.
Thank you to Suzanne Nussey for taking a closer look at my poem “Relic” for Image’s Poetry Friday feature. I love it when a close reader shows me things happening in a poem that I wasn’t fully conscious of when writing. You can check it out here.
Thanks to editor Lorraine Healy for including my prose poem "Italian Coffee" in an upcoming anthology of poems about coffee. The anthology is due out from World Enough Writers in late 2018.
Thanks so much to editor George David Clark for picking up two new poems for the next issue of 32 Poems. "Pipistrello" and "Once Our Garden" are from a new project I'm working on called Each Night We Wandered.