New Online: Prayer for Solid Ground” in EcoTheo Review

New in Print: The very fine and relatively new Timberline Review published “The Case for Ferocity” in Issue 6, 2018.

Calling all Adirondack lovers! The journal Blueline has included 4 of my poems in Vol. 39, 2018: “Oral History,””Cairn,” “Grogan Creek Falls,” and “The Eye Goes to School.”

Forthcoming: The Poetry in Plain Sight program of Winston-Salem Writers has chosen my poem, “After Reading Hopkins, I Behold God’s Grandeur through a Screen” to appear on posters in shop windows in Winston-Salem, Waynesboro, and New Bern, NC during July 2018!

AUDIO POEMS! Two poems from The Brightest Rock, “Fourteen Stories Above a Light Rail Station, Denver” and “Aversions” are published in Summerset Review… in both text AND audio. Click the speaker to the right of the title to hear it in the voice of yours truly.


Rocks under the waters of Eagle Creek, below Punchbowl Falls, Oregon

Carrboro Poetry on Your Plate — Carrboro, NC April 23, 2018
Sundry Poets at Quail Ridge Books — Raleigh, NC March 4, 2018
Poetrio Series at Malaprop’s Bookstore — Asheville, NC February 4, 2018
So&So Books reading series — Raleigh, NC November 15, 2017
North Arkansas State College — Harrison, AR November 2, 2017
City Lights Bookstore Coffee with a Poet series — Sylva, NC September 21, 2017
Visions International Reading Series — Garner, NC August 20, 2017
Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading — Chapel Hill, NC August 10, 2017
West Coast Book Launch — Portland, OR July 23, 2017.
North Carolina Poetry Society series at McIntyre’s Books — Pittsboro, NC, June 25, 2017.
Regulator Bookshop book launch — Durham, NC, May 18, 2017
Kakalak 16 — Charlotte, NC, December 3, 2016
RHINO anniversary reading — Raleigh, NC, October 16, 2016
Kakalak 15 — Charlotte, NC, December 19, 2015
Two Writers Walk Into a Bar series — Durham, NC, February 8, 2015


Why I Am Not an Evangelist” was nominated for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net by Summerset Review, a beautiful, readable online lit mag. Check out the Winter 2017 issue.

“Pond,” a short story by Slovenian writer Maja Novak, published in Two Lines Fall 2015 and translated with Hana Kovač, received a Pushcart nomination in 2015.

 The poem “Before Whose Feet” won second place in Kakalak 15.

Recent Publications

  • Heron Clan V
  • Timberline Review
  • Cider Press Review
  • EcoTheo Review
  • Summerset Review
  • Rappahannock Review