Selected Work

Bear and Mountain (Dodging the Rain)

Well Past the Harvest (Dodging the Rain)

Ode to Wallace Stevens (The Shore)

The Effects of Ground-Level Ozone on the Ecology of Pennsylvania Highways (The Shore). This poem has been nominated by the editors of The Shore for the Pushcart Prize.

Ospitalità (Nonno Flirts With Death) (Schuykill Valley Journal)

Prepositions (VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, Vol 32, Issue 1)

Salvator Mundi (Still: The Journal)

A Poet of Hope (Appalachian Review)

Great Dams on the Land (Belt Magazine)

Clouds (perhappened magazine)

Behind the Eight (Schuylkill Valley Journal)

Family Tradition (Anti-Heroin Chic)

Anyway Here’s Wonderwall (Rejection Letters)

Eight Good Seconds (FEED)

Cosmology of Jawbones and Movement (Quatrain Fish)

Evensong (elimae)*

Widowing (After Wendell Berry) (Rat’s Ass Review, May 2020)

I Love You When You’re Pretty (Pindeldyboz)*

A Winter Ascetic (Thieves Jargon)*

The Good Thief (Tuesday Shorts)*

Easy Gods (Geez Magazine Issue 5, reprinted at

Last Stand In The Closing Country (Brevity)

Paxil Christi (for Lorenzo Albacete) and Fisher Kings (Generate)

Everything I Know About Postmodernism I Learned from the Phillies (Hobart)

The Eulogy And Judgment Of My Friend, The Philosophe in The Lantern (the literary magazine of Ursinus College). This narrative poem won the college’s Creager Prize For Creative Writing.

*Asterisked pieces were written and published in the wild west early days of internet literary journals (also known as the mid-oughts). Many of these sites no longer exist. Many of the links are broken. They’re presented here anyway, partly as a record of the particular ghost towns I’ve sometimes occupied.