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Clerk of the Dead - FINALIST

Clerk of the Dead was a Finalist in the 2022 American Writing Awards! It was one of 15 Finalists in the Poetry category.

Also, Clerk of the Dead was named a Finalist for a 2022 Best Book Award in the Poetry Chapbook category.


My poem "Humidity" was just posted online in Third Wednesday and will also be in their print version this fall. Here's the link:

Out of Service

The editors at Mocking Heart Review have included my poem "Out of Service" in their latest issue!  Read it at

Coming About

Panoply editors Andrea, Clara, Jeff and Ryn have included my poem "Coming About" in their latest issue!  Read it at

RockPaperPoem, a new online poetry journal

As Co-Managing Editor, I'm pleased to announce the launch of RockPaperPoem, a new online poetry journal.

RockPaperPoem was built by poets for poets. With your poems to showcase, we want to see our new creation become the next big thing in online poetry journals. Please visit us at and submit your poems for consideration.


Clocking Out

The metal gray time-clock seemed to monitor every movement. Its glassy face never blinked as it belled interruptions through the day.


He looked troubled as the request came over the intercom. Blind and deaf, he didn’t hear the flight attendant or see the girl who pressed the call button and said she could sign.

COVID Wing—Day 97

Lines on her face trace the straps she curls over her ears...

A Bookmark in Her Bible

The family photo Mother wanted. My parents and five siblings dress in ill-fitting suits...