Recent publications
 
"The God of Undiminished Returns"
in Mad Swirl
(August 9, 2022)
 
"October Birds"
(PDF available here)
in Polar Borealis 22
(July 2022)
 
"The God of Gravity"
(PDF available here)
in Polar Starlight 6
(June 2022)
 
"The Gods of Old Homes and New" (PDF available here)
in Polar Starlight 5
(April 2022)
 
"The God of Hermits"
in Mad Swirl
(13 February 2022)
 
"The Goddess of the Vagueries of Fate"
(PDF available here)
in Polar Starlight 4
(December 2021)
 
"The God of the Wobbly Menagerie"
(PDF available here)
in Polar Starlight 3
(October 2021)
 
"God of the Apocalypse"
(PDF available here)
in Polar Starlight 2
(June 2021)
 
"The Goddess of Wonder" and "Blood Spells"
(PDF available here)
in Polar Starlight 1
(March 2021)
 
"The Gods of Piled Stones"
in Mad Swirl
(March 10 2020)
  
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Word tangler, former writer wrangler. I've published many poems in magazines and anthologies, several articles and reviews, a few stories, four collections of poetry, and a set of recordings of me reading my work.

I am a voracious reader.

This site is always a work in progress.

news

August

Another new poem (linked on the left) and yet another out (in print only) in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet

July

Another new poem out (linked on the left)

Had another fine Clarion West Write-a-thon, with six new poems (one a week), and good progress on The Honey Queen (my novel-in-progress).

June

New poem out (linked on the left)

I am also participating in the Clarion West Write-a-thon this summer from June 19 – July 13. My goal is the first draft of a poem a week (which sponsors will receive) and a stretch goal to finish the first draft of my novel in progress (the not-a-novella mentioned below). This is in support of the writers workshop I attended in 1996 and helped run from 2001 – 2019.

April

New poem out (linked on the left)

March

In the larger world 2022 has already brought more than a year's worth of bad, sad news. In the small my-life world a poem or two is/are getting published. I discovered the novella I was writing is actually a novel, meaning it's not finished yet, meaning I'm not going to get the three novellas written by June that I had been planning once upon an optimistic time.

Note that I got utterly stalled out on sending out my 2021 end-of-year missive when I got a flu. I still plan to send them and have bonus poems for late recipients.

My most recent book-length publication is still The Walk She Takes (2019).

See my books page for more info.