RADAR Awards Issue

Check out lovely writing accompanied by gorgeous artwork in the current issue of RADAR. Many thanks to editors Rachel Marie Patterson and Dara-Lyn Shrager for including a series of my poems as finalists for the Coniston Prize.

Best American Poetry & Reading

Best American Poetry is here, with a gorgeous, heartbreaking introduction by Natasha Trethewey. So honored to have a poem in these pages alongside many of my poetry idols, not to mention thrilled to be part of the launch reading at the New School on September 28th. Come join us if you’re in NYC!

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Nimrod Awards Issue

I’m honored to once again have poems named finalists for the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. This publication is especially significant for me, because this is the first time poems for my dear friend Michael Henson, who died four years ago this month, have made their way into the wider world. 2015 has also been a year of much loss, and with the recent news of the passing of the brilliant Lucia Perillo, I am grateful for the role, however small, that words can play in the hard work of coming to grips with death.

You can order your copy of the issue hereimg_0385.

IMG_1082                             tell me.

let’s both break our hearts,

clear room for something more

mineral. let’s fray these

suitable edges. let’s shore.

                                                                           -from Take Care, I Love You (Rock & Sling, spring 2014)