Individual Poems and Features

Note: Work forthcoming in Cimarron Review, The Global South, Essential Voices: A Covid-19 Anthology (Tolsun Books), North Dakota Quarterly, South Dakota Review, The Worcester Review, and more.

Immortality Is (Im)Material,” Ruminate

“Salt,” “The Progressive Lenses of Subdivisions,” Another Chicago Magazine

“Evaporating Villanelle During a Time of Pandemic” and “I Live at Ground Zero of the Climate Exodus; Or, How to Sell a Waterfront Home in Miami,” “Peak Intensities: A Doctored Pastoral,” Under a Warm Green Linden

“I Commiserate with the Pygmy Octopus Found in the Miami Beach Parking Garage,”  “Custody” Michigan Quarterly Review

“Nazi Memorabilia Are the Hot Lots,” Cutthroat (Finalist, 2021 Joy Harjo Poetry Contest), “Through the Ash, New Leaves,” issue 27, Volume 1, Spring 2022, for sale

“Giant Swallowtail Origin Story,” “Face Value,” “Voyage, Closed and Done” (nominated for 2016 Best of the Net), One

“Mango: An Inheritance with a High Error Rate,” “Natural Selection,”

“An Abecedarian of American Sentences as a Summary of Intrinsic Motivation,” LEON Literary Review

“Pretzel,” West Trade Review

“Vow,” Tar River Poetry, volume 62, number 1, fall 2022, for sale

“Fire,” “Hedonism,” “A Neighbor on NextDoor Asked,” “Under the Influence of,” “Harvest Is a False Flag,” “Evaporating Villanelle for Procrastnation: An Aren’t Poetica,” UCity Review

“Rub,” The Penn Review

“X Marks the Spot,” The MacGuffin, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, fall 2022, for sale

Insects,” “Canceling Adult Swim,” “Searching for the Florida Panther, I See Only Signs,” The Dodge

“My Hairdresser Is a Man Who Loves the Shape of a Woman’s,” The Westchester Review

“Letting a Thousand Flowers Blossom,” Notre Dame Review, “Flotsam & Jetsam” issue, Number 53, winter/spring 2022, for sale

“Future Humans Won’t See This,” Jet Fuel Review

“Estrangement Is a Bitter Fruit; Or, Why I Couldn’t Watch Poetry Become History at LV,” A-Minor Magazine

Kapok Tree,” “Ritual,Matter Monthly

“Duck,” Cultural Daily (2021 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize Finalist)

Post-Menopausal Love Poem That Begins with Guilt and Ends with Air Plants,Sweet: Lit (2021 poetry competition finalist)

Nocturne with Needle,Rogue Agent Journal

“Make Sure You Don’t Get Shit-Faced and Land on Your,” K’in

“Evaporating Villanelle for Algae Bloom,” Limp Wrist

“Bilateral Tendencies,” The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine

“Bikini,” “During quarantine, I embrace myself as a long-hauler,” “In Quarantine, I Splinter Anger,” “After Lockdown, Summer Prayer for,” “Spraying for Zika: A Lesson in the Hydrology Cycle in the Everglades” About Place

“Yokemate,” Pareidolia Literary

“Achilles’ Pathology,” Stirring: A Literary Collection

An Abecedarian for When All That Glitters Is Glitter,River Heron Review

“Play, with Foreign Object”, “The Nature of Nurture,” “Snowbirds,” The Fourth River

“Evaporating Villanelle for a Declining Pet,” Aji Magazine

“Hope Is a Four-Letter Word That Means To,” South Florida Poetry Journal

“Bracelet for Sale on Mercari,” “Evaporating Villanelle for Labor,” DIAGRAM

“Today I will celebrate all that is lovely in the world,” DIALOGIST

“We Pretend Britney Spears Is a Hurricane,”The Crisis Is a Border,” ASP Bulletin (Alan Squires Publishing)

“The Opossum Is a Marsupial,” The Shore

Superstition,Fatal Flaw

“Aubade After Tropical Storm,” Twyckenham Notes

“Echo, with Pandemic,” Pine Hills Review

“Decoys,” Gyroscope Review

“The Hawk as Omniscient Narrator,” Book of Matches

“I Drink to Irony,” Cider Press Review

“My Husband Shoots Me,” Autumn Sky Poetry Daily

“X-Ray, Three Views, for an Impression of Osteoporosis,” and “Jesus Christ Has Entered the Waiting Room on,” Mezzo Cammin

“During Quarantine, I Discover That @Death Follows Me on Twitter,” “Aubade for Birds”, Sheila-Na-Gig

“Recipe for Resistance,” “Where to Bow to the Will of the Majority,” Grabbed: Poets & Writers on Sexual Assault, Empowerment & Healing, Beacon Press

“I Pose
For a Selfie with Venom
My Termite Service Technician
Who Is Still Sometimes Recognized as His Nineties UFC Persona,” The Worcester Review, Volume XLI, Numbers 1 &2, 2020

“Birkat HaBayit: A Woman Is a Bird When,” winner of the Tiferet Journal 2020 Writing Contest for Poetry, Autumn/Winter 2020 issue

“Atrophy,” The 64 Best Poets of 2019 Anthology, Black Mountain Press

“The Sound of Zero Copula,” “Trophic Cascade”, “Millipedes in the Wet Season”, Valparaiso Poetry Review 

“In Quarantine, I Dissect Ambition,” Feral: A Journal of Art and Poetry

“Marine Pilots Investigated for Drawing Penis and Testicles with Plane,” Narrative Northeast (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

“Judge Judy Is Not Dr. Phil” and “The Blathering Blues, as Performed by Judge Judy,” Pine Hills Review

“When Judge Judy Asks If You’re on Psychotropic Meds,” “Out Here in Television Land,” and “Contract Law, to the Letter,” Menacing Hedge

“Unfriending the Dead,” TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

“About the Abeyance of Insects; Or, Why Judge Judy Keeps Flyswatters on the Bench,Thin Air

The Foundation of the Number Six (Is Family and a Harmonious Home),Tinderbox Poetry Journal (2019 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins competition finalist)

“The Gee Whiz Element of Tropical Storms and Symphonies,” “A Symptom of Resignation,” The Maynard

“Advised to Keep a Journal During Lockdown, I Pretend I Am in Pompeii” and “Quaran-teened,” “Brief Portrait of Millennials As a Nebulizer; Or, There Are Reasons to Breathe;” and “Photograph of a Boy and His Dog” MER VOX

I praise my neighbors,” The Bangor Literary Journal

“Swell,” Psaltery & Lyre

Ways to Discount a Woman,Poetry South, 2019 issue

“I Dream That My Dead Brother Sues Me on Judge Judy,” Poet Lore, volume 114, issue 3/4

“The Song Remained the Same,” Tampa Review, Issue 59/60

“When Judge Judy Asks You How Many Times You’ve Been Arrested,” Drunk Monkeys

“When You See Something, Stay Camouglaged,” The Comstock Review, Volume 33:2, fall/winter 2019

“When Judge Judy Calls Your Outfit a Queen Esther Costume,” december,  volume 30, issue 2

“To the Man Who Parked His Jacked-Up F-150 with Steel Nuts Hanging from the Fender in the Disabled Spot,” Construction Magazine (2019 competition finalist)

“Internment,” “The President of People Fooling Themselves”, “What My Autopsy Will Reveal”, Verse Daily

“The Anthropogenesis of a Relative Relationship Based Solely on Proximity,” Peauxdunque Review, issue 2

“I regret eating freedom for breakfast,” Is It Hot in Here Or Is It Just Me? Women Over 40 Write on Aging, anthology

“Self Help Q-and-A at Zoo da Maia,” Indianapolis Review

“What Marks the Spot Is the Cost of Doing Business,” Construction Magazine

“For Urgent Prayer, Please Press 1,” Fantastic Floridas

“Segments of an Orange,”  Moms on Poetry

“Tsuris,” South Florida Poetry Journal

“Misdirection,”  “Incantation for Akimbo” Cider Press Review

“Atrophy,” Ovenbird

“Mare Internum: The Secret World Inside You,” Headway Quarterly (runner-up in Headway Quarterly’s Inaugural Writing Contest)

“Anatomy of a Shipwreck in the Mediterranean,” Salamander, issue fall/winter 2018-19

“Marching Band Perp Walk”* and “How to Get Away with Slinging a Celine,” Boudin, “Self-Portrait as God’s Greatest GIF,” The McNeese Review (“Marching Band Perp Walk” nominated for a 2019 “Best of the Net” Award)

“Bodies of Evidence” at Cigar City Poetry Journal

“Yearn” at Whale Road Review

“Surge: An Epigenesis” at The Hamilton Stone Review

“Vitreous” at JAMA

“My Son’s First Brain” at Glass: A Journal of Poetry; also in Recasting Masculinity (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

“Incantation for the God Gene” at Amuse-Bouche/Lunch Ticket

“Borromean Rings” at The Missouri Review

Aqiqah: The Boat Speaks” at ICON (winner of the 2017 Hart Crane Poetry Award)

“Shooting the Alpha Female” at Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts

“In the Photic Zone” at The Spectacle

“23andMe Says My Body Is a Sanctuary City” at Crab Creek Review (semi-finalist for the 2017 Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize; also a finalist for the 2017 Bermuda Triangle prize; journal available for purchase)

“Rooster Blues”, “Fishing from the Roof of the House”, Waxwing Literary Magazine

“Plexiglass Suburbia,” “Slough Slogging in the Dry Season,” Crab Orchard Review

“Antonomasia”, AS/Artists Studio Magazine

“From the Department of Vegetable Pathology, We Regret to Inform You” at Spillway (journal available to purchase)

“Luggage: The Bass” at Spillway (journal available for purchase)

“Congressional Complex” at Prime Number Magazine

“Grandmother Fugue” at River Styx

“Nobody Dies Because They Don’t Have Access to Health Care” at Rattle

“The Physics of Falling Mangoes” at Painted Bride Quarterly

“Principal Wind” and “A Contrapuntal of Light-Dependent Reactions,” Terra Preta Review

“Wavefunction Surfers,” BARNHOUSE

“Conform Comes by the Spoonful” and “Examination Question 2: How Should the Underlying Success Be Sufficiently Understood?,” Barzakh Magazine

“The Invention of an Individual” and “The Principle of a Liaison,” Unlost Journal

“Examination Question 1: How May the Housewife Control the Cost of Her Foods?,” Landlocked Magazine

Instructions for Talking to a Student About Suicide; Or, a Monologue to Self After the Fact, Gone Lawn

“Soil Taxonomy,” The Laurel Review

“Interim,” The Compassion Anthology

“Apologia to My Scapula”, “Extreme Value Theorem”, Rogue Agent

“Boyish Pursuits,” “For Use in Forecasting” at Hobart

“What We Did” at Heavy Feather Review

“Necrosis” at Rise Up Review

“Daily Pills,” “Adult Congregate Living Facility,” “Ghazal for Vine-Pickers and Wine-Drinkers,” “The Interview: Uterus to Ovaries” at The Ghazal Page

“Economic Understandings,” Still Point Arts Quarterly

“The Evolution of Absence;” “International Trapeze Act of Fire;” “A Certified Finish;” “The Gauntlet;” “One Hell of a Sockdolager” at Five:2:One Magazine

“How to Dis/Arm a Female Teacher” at Bullets into Bells

“German Lessons” at Gnu Journal

“Birefringence” at Shot Glass Journal

“Building the Future” at Poetry Super Highway

“Bombogenesis” at Poetry24

“Internment” at Gordon Square Review

“Anecdata” at The Poet’s Billow (second place in The Atlantis Award; nominated for 2016 “Best of the Net” Award and The Pushcart Prize)

“Mobility” at The Poet’s Billow (finalist for the 2017 Bermuda Triangle Prize)

“Refrain for Rooftop Season,” “Miami: 10 Things You Don’t Know About Me” at Blue Lyra Review

“Almost After Appearance” at Santa Ana River Review

“Premature Requiem for Frigate Birds”, “Hip”Gravel

“Imperfect Authentic Cadence: Music Theory for the Mare Nostrum” at Split Rock Review

“Ode to Melatonin” at Intima

“Dances with Pills” at Intima

“Aphasia” at Intima

“Massage Sonnet,” “The Opposite of Mecca,” “ICU Prose Cento,” “Hives,” “My Husband Shoots Me,” “To a Jewish Casket” at JMWW

“American Sentencing” at CHEST

“Night Sweats” at Cleaver Magazine 

“Daily Pills,” “Adult Congregate Living Facility,” “Ghazal for Vine-Pickers and Wine-Drinkers,” “The Interview: Uterus to Ovaries” at The Ghazal Page

“What We Did” at Heavy Feather Review

“Necrosis” at Rise Up Review

“The Golden Orbanizer Speaks the Shadoma,” Jet Fuel Review

“Fishing with Family: A Small Tale of Seasickness” at Palm Beach Poetry Festival (second place winner)

“Elsa’s Staircase” at Palm Beach Poetry Festival (third place winner)

“What Judge Judy Says,” Seneca Review

“How to Sail” at Poetry Breakfast

“Detailing” at IthacaLit

“Instructions for Finding a Detachable Set of Invisible Wings” at Thin Air Magazine

“Native Shapes” at Scintilla

“Where to Bow to the Will of the Majority” at The Gambler

“Promise City by the Numbers” at Alyss

“Flying Vinnie” at The Ekphrastic Review

“Canning” at Gastronomica

“A Note to GK Chesterton,” “Double Gloucester with Chives and Onions,” “Fibonacci’s Angels at Surfing Goat Dairy” at Acquired Taste

“The Cappuccino Life” at Eat This Poem

“Segments of an Orange” at The Food Poet

“To a Stone, Caught in the Rube Goldberg Digestion Machine” at The New Poet

“Stillbirth” at Adirondack Review

“Existence, Example and Eccentricities” at The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology

“Walt Whitman’s Boys” at Autumn Sky Poetry

“Boxing Felix” at Stickman Review

“Fireflies” at Stickman Review

“American Dog Terrorists,” “Centoum for Gin and Pilgrims” at RadiusLit


Three Poems from The Burning Where Breath Used to Be, in Cultural Weekly, April 9, 2021

Five Poems from The Crossing Over, on The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed from Sundress Publications, June 24-28, 2019

via The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: The Crossing by Jen Karetnick

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“On the Way to Seder, My Husband Answers,” “The Invention of Amniocentesis,” “Women on the Verge Discuss Viagra” at As It Ought to Be

“Advise and Consent,” “Under Mango Camouflage,” “The Opposite of Mecca” at As It Ought to Be

Feature at Poetry Superhighway

Feature at Negative Capability Press