poems

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Easter Sunday 2022 | my poem “Easter,” from my first book Bed of Impatiens, was PoetryFoundation.org’s Poem of the Day

April 2022 | “When the world is drowning in Ovid”: “Covid’s Metamorphoses” included in Pangyrus‘ print anthology, Underlying Conditions

Winter 2022 | “A diabetic learns her body’s mathematics”: “Glucose Tablets” in Iron Horse Literary Review

Happy Valentine’s Day | “Tree Wolf,” Poem of the Week at The Missouri Review

February 2022 | Indiana Jones and Elaine Stritch: “Returned” and “Birchcrest Avenue” in Dunes Review 25.2

February 2022 | ekphrastic blank verse and Wings: “Studies in Devotion” and “The Vagabonds Between Us” at Mezzo Cammin

January 2022 | “Where is the epic poem of childbirth?” : “The Nipple Shield of Achilles” in The Kenyon Review; audio available here

January 2022 | insulin pumps and chipmunks: “Grotto” and “Poem Titled Something Like ‘Windows'” in Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment

November 2021 | on the pervasiveness of high school crushes: “The Vindicator” in Ecotone 30

November 2021 | tattoo acupuncture and mushrooms: “To the Iceman Ötzi” in THRUSH 19-1-cover

Fall 2021 | bridge graffiti and bad days: “Negative” in The Threepenny Review

Fall 2021 | (if you haven’t read Wheels Within Wheels, then just go do that) : “To Dervla Murphy’s Mother, in a Time of Quarantine,” in the October issue of The New Criterion

Fall 2021 | Hermes and Spanish soap operas: “Trying,” in Nimrod’s special issue: Beginnings and Endings

Summer 2021 | you might learn a new way to cut a mango : “Appearances and Realities” in one of my favorites, 32 Poems

Spring 2021 | all the wolf trees! : “Wolf Trees,” “Wolf Tree Beneath the Gown,” “Lying In,” “The Wolf Tree in Film,” and “Where the Wolf Tree Nurses” in Birmingham Poetry Review.gbr-issue-108

Fall 2020 | it might be a love note to Tom Petty: “In Decent Seas” in Southern Indiana Review. 

Fall 2020 | have you ever seen one break?: “The Busted Maraca” in The Greensboro Review.

Fall 2020 | a good squirt in the eye confers eloquence : “Breast Milk” in the October issue of POETRY magazine.

Fall 2020 | varieties of hell and earth : “Flashes in All Directions,” “Elsa in the Maw,” and “The Mother’s Stomach, a Kind of Tree” in Trinity House Review.

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Summer 2020 | the census and other ancient things : “And It Came to Pass in Those Days” in Image

Summer 2020 | “I look like a bad night in Girard” : “The Making of a Mullet” and “If You Secretly Wish Your Child Could Be Secretly Baptized,” in Grist

Spring 2020 | “I wouldn’t have guessed they could have met” : “Hawk on the Halo Cross,”John Wayne Brings Wyatt Earp a Cup of Coffee,” and “Arrangement” in Dappled Things’ Candlemas Issue

Winter 2020 | Ancient Greek drinking vessels and 1957’s Desk Set :Eye Cup” and “When You Were Tracy and I Was Hepburn” (click to listen) in Able Muse

Winter 2020 | Motown and Euripides : “Back-Up Singers” in Quiddity 12.2 Ecotone spring 2018 cover

Summer 2019: “The Rash” and “Musculature” in Pericles at Play

Spring 2019: It’s “an old kind of poem / addressed to the door / of a house you want to get into, / where someone you are into / lives” : “A Paraklausithryon” in Pleiades

Spring 2019: Three new poems in What Rough Beast: “Deseeding the Pomegranate, I Think of You,” “Pregnant Ninja,” and “On His Beauty.”

Winter 2019: “I Listen Like Nausikaa to NPR” in Arion

Summer 2018: two new poems, “The Gall” and “Inaugural” in What Rough Beast

A new poem on a new creature, the coywolf, in Ecotone‘s spring 2018 issue

Summer 2018: Three poems in volume two of Jesus the Imagination

Excerpts from my translation-in-progress of Homer’s Iliad, at Exchanges Literary Journal (fall 2017)

Bed of Impatiens was the 2017 Ohioana Awards Readers Choice in Poetry! Thanks to all who voted ❤️

From RHINO 2016 (purchase a copy here): “On the Heat of Upstate Travel in the Advancing Polar Air”

Two poems, “Crazy” and “Myrmidons,” from Arion

“The Sister Karamazov” from Michigan Quarterly Review‘s Spring 2015 Issue receives the 2015 Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets from Michigan Quarterly Review.

“Onion,” from Iron Horse Literary Review‘s 2014 Open Issue

“A fantasy we live by” – Read a review of A Good Wall in Galatea Resurrects.

“My Labor, and My Leisure Too” is a finalist for Midwestern Gothic’s 2015 Lake Prize.

Poem from the Hotels, Motels, and Extended Stays sequence in DIAGRAM, (with a bonus recipe for whiskey cake)