Forthcoming: Two poems, “At the Carl Sandberg National Historic Site” and “A Nearly Level Place,” will appear in Kakalak 17, due out in early December. Order a copy early and get a steep discount. It will ship to you when published. Bonus: Two photographs by Christopher Laskowski will also appear.

“Rome, A Bird, A Dream” and “In Praise of the Body” will appear in a forthcoming issue of Visions International.

Forthcoming in late summer in the beautiful and much-needed EcoTheo Review: two very new poems: “Prayer for Solid Ground,” and “A Change in the Weather.”

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.

New poem and interview online: Rappahannock Review 4.2 includes my new poem “Cataloochee,” inspired by the historic settlement now inside Great Smokey Mountains National Park, and by my Gramps. AND in my first-ever interview, the editors asked some great questions about the poem.


November 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m. — So&So Books reading series, Raleigh, NC.

February 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m. — Malaprop’s Books Poetrio series, Asheville, NC

March 4, 2018, 2:00 p.m. — Sundry Poets Reading Series, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC

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

City Lights Bookstore Coffee with a Poet series — Sylva, NC Sept. 21
Visions International Reading Series — Garner, NC Aug. 20, 2017
Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading — Chapel Hill, NC Aug. 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, Dec. 3, 2016
RHINO anniversary reading — Raleigh, NC, Oct. 16, 2016
Kakalak 15 — Charlotte, NC, Dec. 19, 2015
Two Writers Walk Into a Bar series — Durham, NC, Feb. 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

  • Summerset Review
  • Rappahannock Review
  • Main Street Rag
  • Soundings Review
  • Still: The Journal