"To the Firefighters Sleeping in the Yard," Rattle Poets Respond, August 2018

"Sleeping Alone" on Verse Daily

"To the Person Who Marked Up This Book of Poetry," SWWIM, June 2018

"These Horses Will Not Be Harnessed," The Hopper, February 2018

"Resistors," Cleaver, December 2017

"My Ex, the Surgeon" and "Balloon Payment," Willawaw Journal, December 2017

"The World Entire," Rattle Poets Respond, December 2017

"To the Drone All Objects Are Beautiful," Bird's Thumb, October 2017

"Elephants," Portside, August 2017

"The Grief as a Comforting Rerun of Deep Impact," Barrelhouse, April 2017

"What I Would Tell My Daughter on Her First Day of Work," Rattle Poets Respond, April 2017

"Anti-," Rogue Agent, March 2017

"Spring: A Catechism," Cobalt Review, 2016 (winner, Earl Weaver Baseball Writing Prize)

"At 2,000 Feet" and "Mad Money," Tinderbox Poetry Journal, 2016

“Mountain Guide," Cleaver, 2016

“‘You Are Love and Light,’” Cultural Weekly, November 2016 (winner, Jack Grapes Poetry Prize)

"Notes on Creation" and "You Kept the Bed," Right Hand Pointing, 2016

“I Am Over Here Sobbing,” Rattle Poets Respond, June 2016

“Channellock Pliers,” Rattle, 2016

"Answers at a Press Conference," Tahoma Literary Review, 2015 (link is to audio reading)

“For Those Who Would Kill Chickens," Rattle Poets Respond, October 2014

Essays & creative nonfiction

"Fear and Recognition: Origin of a Poem," Bird's Thumb, December 2017

"Coming Unstuck: 10 Techniques to Break Out of a Poetry Rut," The Poet's Market 2018

"Cigarettes: It's What's for Dinner," Longridge Review, Summer 2017

"Open Mikes: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times," on Trish Hopkinson's blog, April 2017

"It's Good Just to Show Up: One Writer's First (Terrifying) Public Reading," The Review Review, March 2017

"Always Eat the Ugly Things First," Medford Mail Tribune, March 2017

"Anatomy of a Poetry Book," The Poet's Market 2017

"Little Things That Editors Love," The Review Review, 2015

"10 Chapbook Design Techniques Every Poet Should Know,"  The Poet's Market 2013–2016

Video poems 

“I Was Grass,” with film by Eduardo Yagüe

Backward Like a Ghost,” with film by Lori Ersolmaz

“Reading Arabic,” with film by Dave Bonta

“Memory,” with film by Jutta Pryor


  1. Your pen is your weapon drawn or in holster your aim is true. So I tip my hat ,,
    As I once used to do .. Thomas

  2. Just read your winning poem from the Jack Grapes contest. Wow! Fantastic, caught me off guard in the first line. Terrific imagery and thought provoking words. Great job! Definitely opened my eyes to what a poem can do.

    1. Thanks so much! It was a thrill winning the Jack Grapes Prize. I really appreciate your comment.