Poetry & Prose

The unpublished poetry manuscript We Hold These Truths was a runner-up in the 2019 Hopper Poetry Prize. The judge, Kathleen Hellen, offered very kind commentary here. It was also a finalist for the 2020 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize, and an earlier version was a semifinalist for the 2017 Philip Levine Prize.


For poems from 2020 and earlier, see this page.

Forthcoming work in Moist Poetry Journal, Words and Sports Quarterly, Whale Road Review, Variant Literature, Heavy Feather Review, and Handwritten & Co.

[Attention Grabber Goes Here]” in English Journal

Baseball Dust” and “Kid Glove” in Hobart

The Cow That Hangs Back Is Still in the Herd” in trampset

Desire/Knowledge/Integrity/Humility/Perspective/Truth” in 433 (inspired by this EP)

Fungus” in Nurture: “Fungus” was also nominated for Best of the Net 2021.

Inaugust” in Great Lakes Review

“It’s All High Tide Now” in The Hopper

Leaves” and “A Jackass Looks at the Dutch & Faces a Truth” in The Night Heron Barks

Matters” in Rise Up Review

Monumental” in Wine Cellar Press

“Nightcrawling” in the anthology Marvelous Verses

Periodic” in Plum Recruit

7:15 a.m., third floor, making copies,” runner up in the Green Mountain Club 2021 Poetry Contest

The Spine” in Hobart

We Should Do That” in HAD


Blood and Dust” in Flyover Country

Scars” in Rejection Letters

Somewhere” in Porcupine Literary


Jalen Rose: In Defense of Michigan” in HeadFake Hoops

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