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News:

--July 31st, 2019: The Shore

The Shore, a cool new lit mag, has accepted three new poems of

mine.

--January 10th, 2019: JuxtaProse

A brand new "Kid" poem of mine appears in the latest issue of

JuxtaProse Magazine.

--January 2nd, 2019: Poets.Org Feature

Happy to learn that Poets.org, the website of The Academy of

American Poets, is featuring four poems from my "Kid"

series along with the two "Ella" poems they featured last October.

--January 1st, 2019: The Southern Review

Another poem in my "Ella" series, "Lying in Bed, Ella Looks out

Her Bedroom Wind0w," has been accepted for publication by The

Southern Review.

--October 11th, 2018: Poets.org

Thrilled to learn that two poems of mine, "Ella's Plan" and "How

Ella Knows," originally published in The Southern Review, are

featured on Poets.org, the website of The Academy of American

poets. See the feature here.

--July 22nd, 2018: The Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry

Woman Putting on Pearls has been chosen as one of eight finalists

for The Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry. Congrats to the winner

and the other finalists! The complete results are here.

--June 1st, 2018: Poached Hare

Five poems of mine are featured at the cool new journal Poached

Hare as the "monthly showcase" for June.

--May 15th, 2018: Snowflakes in a Blizzard

Grateful to the blog Snowflakes in a Blizzard for featuring Woman

Putting on Pearls today along with an interview about the book.

--April 1st, 2018: New review of Woman Putting on Pearls

Big thanks to the uber-smart Brian McKenna for his amazing

review of Woman Putting on Pearls in Newfound.

--January 16th, 2018: New Orleans Review

Thanks to New Orleans Review for publishing my new poem"I Saw

Bill Clinton This Morning on My Run" as a Web feature on their

site.

--November 7th, 2017: Verse Daily

My poem "Song of the Good Body" from Woman Putting on Pearls

is the poem of the day today over at Verse Daily.

--October 15th, 2017: The Southern Review

Proud to announce that two new poems of mine, "Ella's Plan" and

"How Ella Knows," have been accepted for publication by The

Southern Review.

--July 19th, 2017: Fired Up and Focused

Central Michigan University has featured my teaching and

writing in a "Fired Up and Focused" profile on the university's

website. Check it out here.

--June 8th, 2017: New book is out!

Woman Putting on Pearls, winner of the 2016 Red Mountain

Poetry Prize, is available now! Buy a SIGNED COPY directly

from the author here.

Or, order your copy at Red Mountain Press or Small Press

Distribution

--May 11th, 2017: New book available for pre-order!

 

Woman Putting on Pearls, winner of the 2016 Red Mountain

Poetry Prize, is available for pre-order now! Order your copy at

Red Mountain Press or Small Press Distribution

--October 16th, 2016: The new chapbook is out!

 

The Voyeur's Litany, winner of the Anabiosis Press Chapbook

Prize, is available now! Buy a SIGNED COPY directly from the

author here.

--September 28th, 2016: Red Mountain Press Poetry Prize

Huge news! My book manuscript, Woman Putting on Pearls, has

been selected by judge Sarah Sousa as the winner of the 2016 Red

Mountain Press Poetry Prize and will be published next year. It's

been a wonderful experience working with the press and editor

Susan Gardner so far, and I can't wait to bring the book into the

world!

--July 28th, 2016: Rattle's Ekphrastic Challenge

 

Grateful to editor Timothy Green for choosing my poem "The

Climb" as the co-winner of last month's "Ekphrastic Challenge" at

Rattle Magazine. Check it out here. 

--February 8th, 2016: Poem of the Week

 

My poem "Kid, this is October" is the poem of the week this week

atThe Missouri Review online! Read it here.

 

--August 25th, 2015: New chapbook on the horizon!

 

Very happy to report that my chapbook manuscript, The Voyeur's

Litany, has won the 2015 Anabiosis Press Chapbook Contest and

will be published next year by Anabiosis Press.

 

--July 23rd, 2015: Five poems accepted by The Missouri Review

 

I'm thrilled to announce that The Missouri Review will publish

five new poems of mine in their winter 2015 issue. The Missouri

Review is one of my favorite lit mags of all time, and this will be

my first publication with them.

 

--July 22nd, 2015: Poems accepted by Poet Lore

 

Grateful to the journal Poet Lore for accepting two poems from my

"voyeur" series for publication!

 

--July 11th, 2015: Poems accepted by decomP

 

Good news today! The online journal decomP will publish two

new poems of mine in their September 2015 issue.

 

--May 5th, 2015: New Poetry from the Midwest Anthology

 

So excited to have two poems included in New American Press's

New Poetry from the Midwest Anthology, which is now on sale.

This is the best poetry anthology I've read in a long time--highly

recommended!

 

--April 1st, 2015: Poems in The Antioch Review

 

Thrilled to have two poems from my "voyeur" series featured

in the spring 2015 issue of The Antioch Review.

 

--February 5th, 2015: Poem accepted by The Raintown Review

 

Many thanks to The Raintown Review for accepting my poem

"The Voyeur and the Fireflies" for publication in a forthcoming

issue.

 

--December 1st, 2014: Pushcart Nomination

 

Big thank-you to the wonderful journal Smartish Pace for

nominating my poem "It's Morning in Michigan" for the Pushcart

Prize!

 

--June 27th, 2014: Willow Springs Profile

 

Thrilled and honored to be featured in an author profile on

Willow Springs Magazine's website.

 

--May 20th, 2014: The new chapbook is out!

 

Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, winner of the Vern Cowles/Copperdome Poetry Chapbook Prize, is available now from

Southeast Missouri State University Press. Buy it here!

 

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