The unpublished manuscript We Hold These Truths was a runner-up in the 2019 Hopper Poetry Prize.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 a much earlier version was a semifinalist for the 2017 Philip Levine Prize.


Air Show” in West Texas Literary Review

An American Villanelle [Adult Mix]” on L2T

At Sunset” in STAND Magazine

“Bouncy House” and “Electrostatic & Magic” in New Plains Review

“Communion” in Ponder Review

Descent” on Exposition Review: “Descent” was also nominated for Best of the Net for 2019.

Disguises” in The Wayne Literary Review

“The Farm in Spring” and “Sam Cooke Said a Change is Gonna Come” in Dunes Review

Fever Dreaming” was a finalist in Alexandria Quarterly’s 2018 End-of-Summer Poem Contest

Field Trees” on The Hopper

Homecoming” in English Journal (Requires subscription to view.)

In the Early Days” and “Turned & Turning” in No Contact

Lake Huron, June 2017” on 8 Poems

Measuring” on Perhappened

Muertos” on Roaknoke Review

Naming It” on Headline Poetry

Pulse” in The Blue Mountain Review (Page 43 of issue 15)

So You’d Better Pay Attention” on Hobart

Thank God for Ozzie Smith” and “To Judge the Living and the Dead” in LAJM (Click link, then click download.)

“Thank God for Ozzie Smith” is also in Cobalt Review’s 2018 baseball issue as a semifinalist for their baseball contest.

There is No News Cycle on the Trail” on Rockvale Review

The Trees” in Sunspot Literary Journal

We Hold These Truths” in 433

What We Teach” in Porcupine Literary

“Why I Peed Outside with the Dog” in the Outrider Press anthology The Stars

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