New poem forthcoming in The Heartland Review

Slated for Fall 2017.

The new CLR is here.


Success! My flagship “taxidermist poem” has been accepted.

My narrative about a taxidermist, his son, and the shack where the taxidermist worked can be traced all the way back to my college days (decades ago). It has changed shape over the years, from short story to poem to prose poem, back to short story to poem and finally to a series of poems. Today it is three poems. Two were published several years ago by the Tidal Basin Review (you can find links to those just a few posts back (such is my slow rise to poetry stardom). My latest  is actually a “prequel” to the other two and is much longer and more involved. It stands on it’s own (something I worked hard on). And now, the Clackamas Literary Review has accepted it for publication in its next issue. And I will let you know when it has been published. Part of me feels relieved that I can finally move on. Another part of me wonders is there more to the story?

“State Park” and “Peeper” in the Winter 2015 Tidal Basin Review

Pages 59 and 60.

Two new poems to appear this summer

Look for two new poems from me in the Tidal Basin Review’s special “2084” publication, an examination of privacy issues facing us in the 21st century.


Update: Now it look like it will be late this year. Hopefully, that’s because the issue will be just that good.

The Southern Poetry Anthology VI: Tennessee


My first anthologized poem, “Leaving Us,” appears in the the new Southern Poetry Anthology VI: Tennessee. This is part of a series that will eventually cover every state in the South and a few distinct regions. To check it out on Amazon, click HERE.

New poem in Grey Sparrow

Check it out Here.

New poem to appear in Grey Sparrow Journal


Finally, after a long drought, I have a new poem accepted. Look for it in the Winter 2013 edition of Grey Sparrow, coming out in January 2013.

A few new poems

In the new issue of Tidal Basin Review, a Washington D.C.-based journal published in print and online. My work begins on page 84.

Barely South Review » Disappointment at Shiloh

A writer can’t write advertising all the time. Here’s a little short story of mine just published by Old Dominion University–online.

Barely South Review » Disappointment at Shiloh.