Hey, What’s Going On Here?

On this site, you can read poems from my not-yet-published manuscript, “The Weather Gods” – which, as we speak, is …

Dinwiddie County Fair

Everything starts ten minutes after dark. The ticket line already spans from where the gates are opening to this gravel …

Autumnal, Kansas

  The sun peaks lower each day, arcing back behind the trailer park and into the river   well before …

Thanksgiving Day

  Cousins in this prison town bloated with step relatives and time, you and I grew cynical and fifteen. Grandmother, …

Souvenir – for Elliot

  Past midnight our firstborn drops the brittle cluster of oil noodles,   carried home in a violet backpack from …

Triticum Durum

  Durum wheat’s taller this summer, or else the Ropp widow is   shrinking. She never kicks the feral cats …

All Ye Faithful

  The rental A-frame on Casco Bay has one-and-a-half baths and a mute handyman she hired in May. It’s December: …

About the Weather

  Word was she’d hitched west from the tip of Kentucky to get   away from a man and twenty …

Strawberry Pickers, Nauvoo

  Eleven thousand years ago the last glacier scraped through this field.   Transmuted by the new sun, struck dumb …