COVER REVEAL: Here’s the first peek at the cover of my forthcoming novella, SECONDS, from Neutral Zones Press!

POEM ACCEPTANCE: Good River Review has taken two poems to appear in April.

POETRY READING: Lots of fun reading at AWP 2023 (in Seattle this year) for Moon City Press. Of course I read from The Land of Stone and River, but I also snuck in some new work and even a few pages from my forthcoming novella.

BOOK REVIEW: So pleased to see this wonderful, deep-dive review of Double Negative up on the prestigious journal The Rumpus!

STORY PUBLICATION: “End of the Line” is up at Ghost Parachute. Flash!

BOOK REVIEW: Good River’s review editor, Lynnell Edwards, wrote this stunning meditation on The Land of Stone and River.

ESSAY ACCEPTANCE: “The Other House,” a flash essay, will appear in Clackamas Literary Review in May.

STORY ACCEPTANCE: “End of the Line,” a flash story, will appear in Ghost Parachute in March.

ANTHOLOGY NOMINATION: Overheard nominated my flash piece, “She Said, He Said,” for consideration in the annual, international anthology Best Small Fictions.

POETRY READING: Thursday, Feb 2, at the Wright Opera House Tavern, in Ouray, CO. This is an annual winter series at the Tavern, and Ouray is so fun. Why not plan a trip including some poetry, some hot springs, some x-c skiing (or even Alpine at nearby Telluride), some browsing at a wonderful bookstore, or just kicking back at a cafe to enjoy some of the most amazing scenery in the state?


POETRY PUBLICATION: South Dakota Review issue 57.1 has just arrived with two of my poems, “This Time When It Burned,” and “Sandstone.” I love that SDR has been around for so long and had such stable helmsmanship. Back in 2009 they also carried a story of mine. They’re worth subscribing to.

YEAR-END LISTING: Double Negative made the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses’ 2022 roundup of Nonfiction books!

POEM ACCEPTANCE: “Desert Eclipse” will soon appear in EcoTheo Collective.

POEM PUBLICATION: “Hardening” is loose in the world. Find it in ABQ inPrint Issue #6, 2022.

BOOK REVIEW: Mark Guzman so kindly reviewed Double Negative for New Pages. While you’re there, look at the company I’m in!

STORY PUBLICATION: “We don’t know, we think different things” is up at Variant Lit. Enjoy!

POETRY READING: Coming home to BOULDER to read with Uche Ogbuji at R Gallery and Wine Bar, North Broadway, Tues Oct 18th, 6 PM. Courtesy of Colorado Poets’ Center. Come see us!

POEM PUBLICATION: “Raiment” is now up on The Bookends Review. The editors have done a beautiful job, as always.

RADIO SPOT: Thanks to Steven Law and Gillian Ferris of KNAU in Flagstaff for their production of the wonderful series “Poetry Snaps,” featuring poets from the Colorado Plateau, during the local sections of NPR’s Morning Edition, on Fridays this Fall. My slot appeared 9/30/22. You can stream it in under 4 mins! 🙂

MY REVIEW of another poet: I wrote about Suzanne Edison‘s wonderful collection, Since the House is Burning, up now at Mom Egg Review.

POETRY BOOK REVIEW: Guessing this is probably my niche: “It is not an easy book to read and it will not bring you bring you peace. That is why you should read it.” Thanks to Risa Denenberg, writing about the Land of Stone and River in The Writing Disorder.

POEM ACCEPTANCE: “Raiment” to The Bookends Review, a gorgeous online journal. To appear 9/27/22.

SPIRITUAL LIFE STORY DISCUSSION: Reading (Double Negative) and craft talk. Weds 8/17, 7 PM EDT/5 PM MDT. Free to any who would like to attend, but please RSVP on eventbrite.

POETRY READING: Live at the Glenwood Springs Arts Council tent, on 6th street at the base of the pedestrian bridge. Tues 8/16, 630 PM.

POETRY READING: Live at the SteamPlant Plaza in the artsy little mountain town of Salida, CO. 630 PM, Friday 8/12. Cash bar. With Wendy Videlock and Uche Ogbuji.

POETRY READING: Excited to once again be reading (and hanging out) with Melissa Studdard. In Telluride, CO, 8/4/22, in-person, Transfer Warehouse on Fir Street, 530 PM (part of ArtWalk).

INTERVIEW: Kathryn Winograd and I had a terrific chat about The Land of Stone and River. The interview appears in issue #32 of The Colorado Poet.

POETRY READING: Idaho, Tetonia area: Senior Center, Driggs City Hall, Driggs, ID, Weds July 20, 1 PM. No need to be a member of the senior center to attend. If you’re in the Teton Pass area, please come!

POETRY ACCEPTANCE: 2 poems to South Dakota Review, to appear later this year.

POETRY READING: Excited to read in-person with Jose A. Alcantara, Melissa Studdard, and Kelli Russell Agodon at Explore Booksellers in Aspen, July 5, at 530 PM.

POETRY ACCEPTANCE: Acclaimed poet and editor Hilda Raz has accepted a poem for ABQ inPrint. Out later this year.

POEM PUBLICATION: The Fourth River has posted its “Home”-themed issue, containing my poem, Exit the Dream. An audio file of this piece is also posted.

NOVELLA ACCEPTANCE: Neutral Zones Press will publish my novella, SECONDS, later this year.

POETRY READING: Thrilled to be reading from The Land of Stone and River on May 14, along with Danny Rosen, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, James Crews, and Jose Alcantara, in the circle park outside Lithic Bookstore in Fruita, CO. 7 PM.

POEM VIDEO: Iron Horse Literary Review put together this lovely video presentation of a section of my poem, “Desire for Desire.”

INTERVIEW: Hippocampus magazine carried a conversation between Lara Lillibridge and me regarding Double Negative.

POEM PUBLICATION: Iron Horse Literary Review has released its NaPoMo (National Poetry Month) issue, containing my poem, “Desire for Desire,” on page 6.

BLOG POST: Psychologist Deborah L. Davis blogged about Double Negative for Psychology Today. The editors bumped her piece up to a featured post on two of their main pages: morality and ethics, and parenting.

PODCAST LOVE: THE CHAPBOOK recently featured an interview with me about Double Negative. I felt so seen and heard by these guys!

PODCAST LOVE: A poem from my collection, The Land of Stone and River, is featured in the podcast, THE UNRULY MUSE. Listen to the performance of “Earth Shadow.” It comes in at around 8:18, but the whole thing is well worth listening to.

BOOK PUBLICATION: The Land of Stone and River, a book of poems, officially out 3/10/22, launched at AWP 2022. Order here.

A poetry collection

OFFICIAL BOOK DROP: Double Negative is now officially out. Order here.

BOOK LAUNCH: Register for and join the zoom celebration for the Double Negative official publication day, Tuesday 3/15/22, at 7 PM Central time, USA. Bring cake!

POEM ACCEPTANCE: The Fourth River has taken a poem. It will be posted this spring.

READING: Excited to be reading, virtually, at the Crestone Poetry Fest this year. This weekend! Sat 2/26/22. My slot (poets with new books) is at 10:30 MDT. Please register!

CHAPBOOK PREORDER: My award-winning creative nonfiction chapbook (long essay, short book), Double Negative, is now available for preorder.

A personal essay

STORY PUBLICATION: “She Said, He Said,” a flash fiction piece, is now up on OVERHEARD.

POEM PUBLICATION: “Little Men” now appears in Prime Number Magazine. I was told it was the fastest acceptance they’d ever made for a poetry piece! You may need to scroll down, as poems are listed alphabetically by author.

POEM ACCEPTANCE: A new poetry MS was a finalist for the annual Cordella Press chapbook contest. A sample poem should appear on their site shortly.

BOOK PUBLICATION: Aaaannnnnd, The Land of Stone and River is now available for preorder!

BOOK COVER: Excited about the cover, above, for my debut poetry collection, The Land of Stone and River, forthcoming January 2022 from Moon City Press! I love Nancy Martin’s work and am so happy to be able to use a detail from “New Land IV” for the cover. Check out more of her paintings!

STORY PUBLICATION: My long short story, “Path of Service,” is now up at The Write Launch. Because of the length, it might be most comfortable to read on a laptop or tablet, or save it to Pocket and grab it on your e-reader from there. Enjoy–it’s a sad but, I happen to think, pretty funny story.


STORY ACCEPTANCE: I don’t write much flash. Most of my fiction is over 6K words. But I’m happy to say that Overheard Literary Magazine will publish my first flash piece, “She Said, He Said,” in February 2022.

STORY ACCEPTANCE: The Write Launch has taken a long short story, “Path of Service.” Out in Jan 2022.

POEM ACCEPTANCE: Iron Horse Literary Review has named “Desire for Desire,” a poem, as a finalist for its NaPoMo issue. All finalists are published. And paid! Out in April.

CHAPBOOK COVER: Above is the cover reveal for Double Negative, a CNF chapbook coming out from Split/Lip Press in March. If you are a reviewer or interviewer, you can get an ARC here. Others can simply read about the book…Available for pre-order Feb 15.

POETRY PUBLICATION: The Awakenings Review is out with five of my poems. They’re in Vol 9, #1.

POEM PUBLICATION: Open Minds Quarterly is out with my poem “Confessional Poem II.”

CHAPBOOK ACCEPTANCE: My long-form personal essay, “Double Negative,” has won the Split/Lip Press nonfiction/hybrid chapbook prize, and will be published in March 2022.

READING: Reading new work at Shelton Timberland Library, Shelton, WA, 7/22/21 at 4:45 pm.

RESIDENCY: At Hypatia-in-the-Woods/Holly House till the end of July. Wow, what a retreat, what a treat. Just gorgeous here–the online photos don’t do it justice. Working on my chapbook, FIREWISE.

POEM ACCEPTANCE: Press 53 has accepted a poem for the Jan 2022 issue of Prime Number Magazine.

POEM PUBLICATION: Gyroscrope Review is out with my poem “About Bears,” which appears on page 57. Here’s a link to the downloadable PDF as well as to ways to purchase in print or on Kindle (I always recommend reading poetry in print or PDF, as Kindle can mess with formatting.)

STORY PUBLICATION: Sunspot Literary Review March 2021 (Vol 3 Issue 1) snuck out beneath my radar. Thanks to the editors for including my story, “South Road,” which is available at the download link, page 3. Best to read on laptop or tablet.

POETRY PUBLICATION: Bracken is out! What a gorgeous edition. Thanks to the editors for including my two pieces, “Backcountry,” and “You Can See It.”

POEM ACCEPTANCE: Poem, “Confessional Poem II,” accepted by Open Minds Quarterly. To appear in July 2021

POEM ACCEPTANCE: Poem, “About Bears,” accepted by Gyroscope, to appear in 2021.

POETRY BOOK ACCEPTANCE: Debut poetry collection, THE LAND OF STONE AND RIVER, wins 2020 Moon City Poetry Prize. To be published in November 2021.

POETRY ACCEPTANCE: Two poems accepted by Bracken. To appear in 2021.

STORY ACCEPTANCE: Story, “South Road,” to appear in Sunspot Lit in 2021.

POETRY ACCEPTANCE: Five poems to appear in Awakenings Review in 2021.

For info about earlier published work, please see “Work” page.