Monday, December 14, 2015


My award-winning chapbook, BICYCLE LOTUS, is now available from Left Fork on Amazon. The poems and flash essays (in the Japanese haibun tradition) are presented as a chronological narrative that explores the choices we make to embrace and reject the wild world as we struggle to find our place in it. The gorgeous cover was painted by Katherine West.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Turtle Island Quarterly

TIQ has published more of my poems than any other literary journal. The most recent is "Leaving the City Behind." What is your "love city?"

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

2015 Turtle Island Poetry Award

I won! I am over the lucky blue moon about this. My chapbook about place, wildness, ethics, beauty, and balance, BICYCLE LOTUS, will be published by FootHills Press around December. "I have never seen so much insight, understanding, passion, and fight packed into any chapbook before. This is what a chapbook should be all about--a precise and mind expanding voyage into a state of mind that could not be entered into through a longer work--and yet contains more than any work of similar size possibly could."--Jared Smith, Editor, Turtle Island Quarterly

Rust + Moth published "Blindsided"

Check out my poem about fathers, daughter, and living blindly.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

"Chess Therapy" in Anima

My poem "Chess Therapy" made it into the debut edition of the intelligent and well-produced Anima. Here's hoping Anima will stick around for many years providing food for thought.

"Candle Ritual" in Crannóg

I wish I could have been at the launch reading in Galway on June 26, but I'm still delighted to have my poem, "Candle Ritual," appear in Ireland's amazing Crannóg Magazine. It's on p.25 of Issue #39–the one with the beautiful owl on the cover.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The No Face

Hawaii's long-running journal Bamboo Ridge Issue #106, launched this week, includes my short story "The No Face" based on the Japanese folk tale of noppera-bou set in the 21st century. Oops! I posted too soon. Publication has been delayed, but #106 should be out in September. Stay tuned!

Don't Count Any Star Twice

Vignettes are making a comeback! A vignette is prose that evokes a scene, character, or event but does not require a plot or epiphany to make it a story. Two of my vignettes, "Don't Count Any Star Twice" and "Hand Tools," were published today in Hermeneutic Chaos Journal Issue #8. Both concern fathers.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Made a Fool

"Made a Fool" is a poem inspired by the Fool card of the tarot deck, which is number zero. Watch closely for the pun of the word that contains both letters and numbers. I identify with the fool, wanting to enjoy life and be a little silly while those around me can be so dang ambitious and serious. You have to scroll down quite a ways for it: Allegro Poetry Issue 3 March 2015.

Monday, February 16, 2015


And here is my first publication for 2015, a poem titled "Accident" published by Hermes Poetry Journal. The story of this poem is true--for better or worse!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Wheel in the Sky

Here's my final 2014 publication: a speculative story about battling technology with mythology in Devilfish Review.