Poems and Prose

Poems available online:

“The Future Isn’t What It Once Was.” Ecotone. Spring 2022.

“Venus.” Sweet: A Literary Confection. February 2020.

“Mom in Space” and “Stay-at-Home Chronicles.” The Rumpus. December 2021.

“Godbaby” and “Rotation.” Reformed Journal. September 2021.

“A Smack of Jellyfish” and “Domestic Concerns.” Matter Monthly. May 2021.

“There’s a Bobcat in the Neighborhood,” “Transfiguration,” and “Appropriate Care.” The Shore. Fall 2020.

“Financing the Burials.” America Magazine. Spring 2020.

“Evacuating” and “Breaking the Wheel.” Miracle Monocle. Spring 2018.

“Gemma Donati, Doppiatrice.Jet Fuel Review. Fall 2017.

from “Courtly Love (for Courtney Love).” Bear Review. October 2017.

from “Courtly Love (for Courtney Love).” Vinyl. January 2016.

“Laura.” Matter. January 2015.

“Dead Ringer.” Waccamaw. Fall 2014.

“Prizefighter.” Unsplendid. July 2014.

from “Courtly Love (for Courtney Love).” Matter. July 2014

“Gilding the Lily.” Poetry. June 2014.

“Victory, WI.” Poetry. June 2014.

“Kant the Nephrologist.” Kenyon Review Online. Spring 2014.

“Preface.” Juked. 26 February 2014.

“Knight Errant.” Spoon River Poetry Review. Winter 2013.

“Full Cry.” Anti-. Summer 2013.

“Aggregate.” Anti-. Summer 2013.

“My Only Deftness.” Verse Daily. 22 November 2012.

“I’ve been collecting this to tell you.” Santa Clara Review. Spring/Summer 2011.

Five poems. East Fork. Summer 2011.

“Within Sight.” Passages North. Winter/Spring 2009.

“Background Noise.” Passages North. Winter/Spring 2009.

Poems in anthologies:

“Breaking the Wheel.” New Poetry from the Midwest 2019. Eds. Rita Mae Reese and Hannah Stephenson. New American Press, 2021.

“Breaking the Wheel.” The St. Louis Anthology. Ed. Ryan Schuessler. Belt Publishing, 2019.

“There is Nothing New Under the Sun. Make It New.” (essay); “Paul and Fran” and from “Courtly Love (for Courtney Love)” (poems). The Manifesto Project. Eds. Rebecca Hazelton and Alan Michael Parker. University of Akron Press, 2016.

Nonfiction available online:

“Lunar Deceptions.” Shenandoah, Fall 2022.

“Mae and Nichelle, in Space and on Earth.” museum of americana, Spring 2022.

“Mary Oliver, Our Devotional Poet.” America Magazine, January 2019.

“How A Wrinkle in Time Shows Us the Power of Love.” America Magazine. April 2018.

“Why Satan’s character in Paradise Lost is the original antihero.” America Magazine. October 2017.

“Looking Past the Miracle: The Poetry of Mary Szybist.” Sick Pilgrim. May 2017.

“Finding the Catholic Voices in Social Justice Poetry.” America Magazine. April 2017.

“Waiting for the Blessing.” Good Letters. December 2015.

“Heroes and Domestic Tyrants.” Connotation Press. November 2014.

“The Self and Not/ Not the Self:  The Use of the Personal in Lyric Poetry.” Southeast Review Online. November 2014.

Bar Rescue, the Wedding at Cana, and Me.” Good Letters. September 2014.

“A Question of Likeness.” Unsplendid. July 2014. (about Gaspara Stampa translations and form)


Poetry Night In, Fall for the Book Festival, November 2020

LSU Press Remote Author Series, Spring 2020.


Interview with Image. January 2016.

Interview with Vinyl. January 2016.