Forthcoming: “Increments” will appear in the Autumn 2017 issue of Switched-On Gutenberg. The issue’s theme is The Poetics of Space, based on the work by that name of Gaston Bachelard.

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.


August 10, 7:00 p.m. — Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC, 7 p.m.

August 20, 2017, 4:00 p.m. — Visions International Reading Series, Aversboro Coffee and Gifts, 1401 Aversboro Rd, Garner, NC 27529. Reading with M. Scott Douglass of Main Street Rag Publishing

September 21, 2017, 10:30 a.m. — Coffee With a Poet at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, NC.

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

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

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

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