Publications

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Books

Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings, ABC-Clio, coming soon!

Hooked (Poetry Chapbook), coming soon!

The Mauled Keeper (Poetry Collection), Main Street Rag, 2017.

Unguarded (Poetry Chapbook), The Heartland Review Press, 2017.

Chatterbox (Poetry Collection), Word Poetry Books, 2017.

The Clever Dream of Man (Poetry Collection), Aldrich Press, 2015.


A Selection of Recent Poems

Excerpts from Unguarded, published at the Wrath-Bearing Tree.

“On the Farm, Before You Leave for Afghanistan,” As It Ought To Be, nominated for a Pushcart Prize

“Dear Blue Eyes” (p. 79), O-Dark-Thirty, the journal of the Veterans Writing Project.

“The Air Lit Afire,” honorable mention in the Tom Howard/ Margaret Reid contest

“Insomnia,” “Werewoman,” and “When one Door Closes,” Marathon Literary Journal

“Before the Sting,” South 85 Journal

“The Long Haul,” Cultural Weekly (a finalist in the 2016 Jack Grapes poetry contest)

“Fall Break in Paris Was a Mistake,” Brain Mill Press (editor’s pick in the National Poetry Month poetry competition)

“Jealousy” and “With Love to California, Now That I No Longer Live There,”Blue Lyra Review

“Don’t Expect the Sun Again Until Next Thursday,” Hermes

“Reincarnation As Someone With A Love Life” and “Requiem for Useful Things,” Melancholy Hyperbole, August 2015.

“Sweetwater Sister.” The Fem, June 2015. Listen to me read it on live radio here (starting at 53:20)

“The View Up Davey’s Shorts When I was Fourteen.” Painted Bride Quarterly, February 2015

“Darryl Sleeps Through The Best Sunrise I’ve Ever Seen.” Allys, 2014

“She Said Yeah.” Poydras Review, 2014


A Selection of Recent Essays 

“Who Can Say What War Has Done,” Crack the Spine, issue 230

“Heartwood,” Heartwood Literary Magazine, issue 4.

Review of J.A. Moad’s Outside Paducah, The Live Oak Review.

Review of Jehanne Dubrow’s Stateside, The Live Oak Review.

Review of Rayon Lennon’s Barrel Children, The Live Oak Review.

Review of William Bradley’s FractalsNew Orleans Review.

“Mouth Noises,” Squalorly.

“The Transcendent Art of Transformation: Vivian Shipley’s The Poet,” Connecticut River Review, Summer 2016.

“Dixie Displacement: Exile from the South in Vivian Shipley’s Poetry,” Paterson Literary Review. Issue 44, 2016.

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