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Joined Fictionaut: October, 2009
My works, receiving five nominations for the Pushcart Prize, have appeared in The Southern Poetry Anthology, Best of the Web 2009, Wigleaf, OCHO, MiPOesias Companion 2012, Big Muddy, Literal Latté, LUMMOX 2012, BOXCAR Poetry Review Anthology 2, Deep River Apartments, and Dogzplot Flash Fiction 2011.
Books/Collections: Necessary Motions (Sow's Ear Press), Religions of the Blood (Pudding House), Lessons in Morphology (GOSS183), and Inside a Broken Clock (Finishing Line Press).
Lessons in Morphology:
I edit, with Michelle Elvy, the Blue Five Notebook from Blue Fifth Review, a monthly series of poetry, flash, and art.
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Favorite authors: Elizabeth Bishop, Samuel Beckett, Emily Dickinson, William Stafford, James Wright, Yosa Buson, Franz Kafka, Raymond Carver, Jorge Luis Borges, Basho, Flannery O'Connor, Julio Cortázar, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jane Hirshfield, Wisława Szymborska, Donald Barthelme, Anne Carson, Hart Crane, Cormac McCarthy, Frank Stanford, Paul Celan, Thomas Wolfe, James Baldwin, Sam Shepard, Jeanette Winterson, Mary Oliver, Jack Gilbert, Lynda Hull, Larry Levis...
Favorite books: Geography III, Dickinson's Complete Poems, The Branch Will Not Break, Dreamtigers, Narrow Road to the Interior, Wise Blood, Written on the Body, Motel Chronicles, Cathedral, The Metamorphosis, The Fire Next Time, The Meadow, Furious Cooking, Plainwater, Ulysses, Winter Stars, Hopscotch, American Primitive, Even in Quiet Places, The Only World...