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"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


Poetry - Forthcoming


"Threading Eons, Late July," Poetry in Plain Sight


"Storm, Early January," North American Review

Poetry - Published

"Origin Story," Robinson Jeffers Tor House, May 2024

"The Ballast of Old Photos," Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Volume X, 2024


"Ghost Poker," Litmosphere: Journal of Charlotte Lit, Issue 3, Spring 2024


"On the Way Back to Town," South Dakota Review, Volume 58, Number 2, 2024


"Visiting My Son in the 14th Year of His Death," Pedestal Magazine, Issue 93, March 2024

"Instructions for Writing to My Son on The Tenth Anniversary of His Death," Harpur Palate, 
Issue 22.2, Fall/Winter 2024


"The Dark in Which I've Lately Dwelt," Live Canon Anthology (U.K.), 2023


"Heimat," The MacGuffin, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2, Fall 2023

"Of Winter and Fire," Four Way Review, Issue 28, Fall 2023


"Mowing,", November 2023


"Winter Predawn Rites," Ibbetson Street, Issue 53, Summer 2023


"Early Spring," Cloudbank, Issue 17, 2023


"This Theft of Water and Dust, of Stars," Cider Press Review, Volume 25.2, June 2023 


"Today We Hauled Your Toys from the Attic," Prime Number Magazine, Issue 239, May-Aug 2023

"Argentina," Crosswinds Poetry Journal, Vol. IX, 2023


"The Way It Is Here," Barrow Street, Winter 2022-23


"The Squatter," Prime Number Magazine, Issue 233, Jan-Apr 2023

"Still Quitting Kansas," ASP Bulletin, Issue 5, January 2023

"Walking at Dusk," Chautauqua, Issue 20.1, Winter 2022-23


"If I Get Alzheimer's: Instructions for My Wife," South 85 Journal, Winter 2022


"The Graves You Refuse to Fill," Puerto del Sol, Issue 57.2, Fall/Winter 2022


"The Summer We Left," American Literary Review, Fall 2022

"Toward the End of March," The Lascaux Review Online, October 2022


"At the Missouri Pacific Depot, Where, in 1931, You Holed Up for Three Days and Drank," 
Nimrod International Journal, Vol. 66, No. 1, Fall/Winter 2022


"On the Medicine River," River Styx, Issue 105/106, Fall 2022


"How Time Works on the Southern Plains," The Lascaux Review Online, September 2022

"Trek," San Pedro River Review, Vol. 14, No. 2, Fall 2022


"As I Remember It, Mom," Naugatuck River Review, Issue 28, Summer/Fall 2022


"When I Noticed, at Last," The Baltimore Review, Spring 2022

"Remember," The Journal, Vol. 45.2, Spring 2022

"Sundown Cigar," Carve Magazine, Spring 2022

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

     Winter 2022

"You've Turned into My Backyard Table, Daddy," Sugar House Review, No. 23, Winter 2021

"Slags of Cloud, a Cold Wind" and "Night After Night, the Flicker of TVs from Neighbors'
Crab Creek Review, Vol. XXXIV, No. 2, 2021

"The Art of Saving," Chautauqua, Issue 19.1, 2021

"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),

"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, 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.





Honorable Mention, Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry, 2024

Finalist, Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, Poetry, 2024


Runner-Up, Cider Press Review Book Award, 2023

Finalist, John Ridland Poetry Prize, Gunpowder Press, 2023


1st Place, Live Canon International Poetry Competition (U.K.), 2023

Finalist, The Bill Hickok Humor Award for Poetry, I-70 Review, 2023


1st Runner-Up, Julia Peterkin Award for Poetry, South 85 Journal, 2022


Finalist, The Lascaux Prize in Poetry, The Lascaux Review, 2022


1st 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, James Applewhite Poetry Prize, North Carolina Literary Review, 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


Finalist, Crosswinds Poetry Contest, 2020

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


Finalist, Strokestown International Poetry Prize (Ireland), 2019 


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, Poet Laureate Award, North Carolina Poetry Society, 2017


Finalist, Dana Award in Poetry, 2016


Honorable Mention, Kakalak Poetry Prize, 2016


International Publication Prize, The Atlanta Review, 2015 and 2016


Finalist, Dogwood Literary Prize, 2016


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


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