"Cold War Prairie," Michigan Quarterly Review, Vol. 60, No. 2, Spring 2021


"Of Roller Skates, Hogs and My Father," South Dakota Review, Vol. 54, No. 2, Fall 2018

Uncle John,” HeartWood Literary Magazine, Issue 5, Summer 2018

"Showman's Pasture," DASH Journal, Vol. 11, Spring 2018

“Last Haircut with Fred Owens,” Bacopa Literary Review, Fall 2015


"The Way It Is Here," Barrow Street, forthcoming


"Slags of Cloud, a Cold Wind" and "Night After Night, the Flicker of TVs from Neighbors' Windows," Crab Creek Review, forthcoming

"Why I Flinch at the Thought of Daylight Squandered," North Carolina Literary Review, forthcoming

"The Art of Saving," Chautauqua, forthcoming


"You've Turned into My Backyard Table, Daddy," Sugar House Review, forthcoming

"On the Medicine River," River Styx, forthcoming

"4 AM, at the Bay Window We Never Had," Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Vol. VII, Fall 2021

"The Fire God," The New York Quarterly, Issue 67.3, October 2021

"After Reading Charles Wright,", October 2021


"Night Walk," Midwest Review, Issue 9, 2021

"Upon Learning of Your Death, I Peer into the Wrong End of a Telescope," San Pedro River Review, Vol.   13, No. 2, Fall 2021

"If I Could Trace Again the Honed, Flat-End Blade," Solstice Literary Magazine, Summer 2021

"Twister Dream" and "Tare Weight," Ibbetson Street, Issue 49, Summer 2021

"Prayer from a 1952 Chevy Suburban," Cider Press Review, Vol. 23, Issue 2, June 2021

"My Massage Therapist Says She Hears Trains Inside Me," Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Vol. VI, 2021

"The Only Holy,Bellingham Review, Issue 82, Spring 2021


"The Winter of Your Flu" and "Sundown at Huntington," Arts & Letters, Issue 42, Spring 2021

"Every Day, I Think of Those Years," Five Points, Vol. 20, No. 2, Winter 2020

"Waty Watson, Railroad Engineer," Bridport Prize Anthology (U.K.) , 2020

"June, 1969," Vietnam War Poetry, August 2020


"Last Steam Locomotive," Ibbetson Street, Issue 45, Summer 2020

"Driving," Chautauqua, Issue 17, 2020

"We Were Seventeen," Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Vol. V, 2020

"Cotton Rats," Southword (Ireland), March 2020

"Knife and Salt," New Ohio Review, Issue 27, Spring 2020

"Afternoon on Slate Creek," Ibbetson Street, Issue 45, Summer 2019


"While Dreaming of Our Old House, I Speak to My Wife," The Florida Review, Vol. 43, Number 1, 2019

"Fall Fest Parade, Some Years Before My Mother's Death," Strokestown Poetry Anthology (Ireland),   2019

"At the Rainbach" and "In Vienna's Stadtpark," Arts & Letters, Issue 38, Spring 2019

"Terry: 1950 - 1970," The New Guard, Vol. VII, 2018

"Auguri," DASH Journal, Vol. 11, Spring 2018

"Quitting Kansas," Oberon Poetry Magazine, Fifteenth Annual Issue, 2017


"Aurora Borealis," Live Canon Anthology (U.K.), 2017


Somewhere South of Coldwater, Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, May 2017


“Burial at Prairie Sea,” The Atlanta Review, Fall 2016 Poetry Issue, Vol. XXIII, No. 1


“Dr. Lilly’s Clowns” and “Detox,” Kakalak 2016, Main Street Rag Publishing Co.


“On Nights Like This,” Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, Vol 15: 2016


“Toward the End of May” and “November,” Iodine Poetry Journal, Vol. XVII: 2016


“Gasoline and Liquor,” Pinesong, North Carolina Poetry Society, 2016


“Reclamation,” Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Vol. I, 2016


“My Mother, My Father”, The Freshwater Review, Spring 2015, Vol. 19 and online

 at, April 2016


“Nocturne,” Spoon River Poetry Review, Winter 2015, Vol. 40.2


Oblivion,” The Atlanta Review, Fall 2015 Poetry Issue, Vol. XXII, No. 1


Two West and a Half South,” Comstock Review, Fall 2015


“Autumn, Huntington Beach,” Bacopa Literary Review, Fall 2015

Who Looks for You,” Kakalak 2015, Main Street Rag Publishing Co.

Of Light and Time,” Kansas City Voices, September 2015, Vol. 13


“Cold Night in March,” Pooled Ink, Northern Colorado Writers, 2014


“Baseball,” Kakalak 2014, Main Street Rag Publishing Co.


“Half-Light,” Pinesong, North Carolina Poetry Society, 2013


“On the Phone with Kansas,” What Matters, Jacar Press, 2013


“Requiem in Wide Open Minor,” Kakalak 2013, Main Street Rag Publishing Co.





First Prize in Poetry, Porter Fleming Literary Competition, 2021

Finalist, Patricia Cleary Miller Award for Poetry, New Letters, 2021

Finalist, Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize, 2021

Editors' Pick, Solstice Literary Magazine, 2021


Finalist, Crosswinds Poetry Contest, 2021


2nd Place, International Poetry Contest, River Styx, 2020


Long List, National Poetry Competition, The Poetry Society (U.K.), 2020


Highly Commended, Bridport Prize for Poetry (U.K.), 2020


2nd Place, Strokestown International Poetry Prize (Ireland), 2020


Finalist, NORward Prize for Poetry, New Ohio Review, 2020

Finalist, Great Midwest Poetry Contest, Midwest Review, 2020


Honorable Mention, Crosswinds Poetry Contest, 2020

Short List, Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Competition (Ireland), 2019/20


Short List, Strokestown International Poetry Prize (Ireland), 2019 


Finalist, William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, Narrative Nonfiction Book Category, 2018


Finalist, Rumi Prize for Poetry, Arts & Letters, 2018


Commendation, Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Competition (Ireland), 2017/18

Finalist, Nonfiction Award, American Literary Review, 2017


Finalist, Knightville Poetry Contest, The New Guard, 2017

Honorable Mention, Oberon Poetry Prize, 2017


Long List, Live Canon 2017 International Poetry Prize (U.K.)


International Merit Award, The Atlanta Review, 2017


Honorable Mention, Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry, 2017


Long List, Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition (U.K.), 2017

Finalist, 2017 Poet Laureate Award, North Carolina Poetry Society


Finalist, Dana Award in Poetry, 2016


Honorable Mention, Kakalak Poetry Prize, 2016


International Publication Prizes, The Atlanta Review, 2015 and 2016


Finalist, 2016 Dogwood Literary Prize


Honorable Mention, 2016 Mary Ruffin Poole American Heritage Award, North Carolina Poetry Society


Honorable Mention, 2015 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest (


Honorable Mention, 6th Annual Beyond Baroque Poetry Contest, 2015


1st Runner Up, Editors’ Prize, Spoon River Poetry Review, 2015


1st Place, Whispering Prairie Press Poetry Prize, 2015


2nd Prize, Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award, Comstock Review, 2015


3rd Place, Whispering Prairie Press Essay Award, 2015


2nd Place, Bacopa Poetry Contest, Bacopa Literary Review, 2015


3rd Place, Thomas H. McDill Award, North Carolina Poetry Society, 2012