Short Stories

I Will in The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review
Less Brave in The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review
Every Day in The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review
Bloom to Black in The Stoneslide Corrective
Ghost in the Wall in LUMINA
Smell & Taste in Clever Girl Magazine

Spectators in The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review
Leaving Things Behind You republished as a Kindle short and in the anthology Another Breath (PS Books), originally appeared in Pearl Magazine
When the World Ends in Bestiary: the best of the inaugural demi-decade of A cappella Zoo, republished in the anthology Another Breath (PS Books) / NewPages Review by Julia J. Nichols / NewPages Review by Anne Wolfe – Nominated for Pushcart Prize



Dear You in HOOT – Nominated for Pushcart Prize
When the Language Was Young in Centered Magazine and the Telepoem Booth
Unsung in RHINO
The Untitled and ‘If I,’ an Indian Country Today Collage in Four Chambers 05
The Aftermath in Nasty Women Poets:
An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse
(Lost Horse Press) – Named one of the Best Poetry Books of 2017 / World Literary Today Review by Grace Nichols / Gulf Stream Review by Freesia McKee / VIDA Women in Literary Arts Interview / Light Review by Barbara Egel

The Zombie Poem in the Telepoem Booth, originally appeared in Black Poppy Review
Watercolor with Stan for 2017 Poems from Life project
To a New Place in Webster’s 4/7 First Friday Poetry Passport
Controlling a Gun in NAILED
Gun in a Card Shop in NAILED
Tamir Rice, 12, with an Air Gun in a Park in NAILED

The Suspicious Death of Teenager Lennon Lacy
Purge: Baltimore, April 2015 in NAILED
Yes/No to Neurosurgery for My Son in Atlas & Alice
In an NFL Elevator Video in HEArt Online
Nude Photo of a Star in Persephone’s Daughters
Pink Flamingo: A Fraternity Prank in Persephone’s Daughters

Virginity Test Required for Police Force Recruits in Persephone’s Daughters
And I am One of Those People in Life in 10 Minutes
In Venice My Skin…  in Abbey #142
Wishbone in Abbey #142
The Thing About the Flowers republished in the anthology Another Breath (PS Books), originally appeared in Philadelphia Poets

Crying Virgin in Philadelphia Poets
Sleeping with Someone in Philadelphia Poets



Dear You, nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize by HOOT

Carnivores, Best Short Fiction in the 2018 ‘The Art of Protest’ Writing Contest, Center for American Literary Studies/Centre County Reads

Hers, fiction chapbook semi-finalist in the 2017 Black River Chapbook Competition, Black Lawrence Press

When the World Ends, nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize by A cappella Zoo


Short Biographies

Meg Day / Fred ShawJames BrasfieldLaura Spagnoli (2017) —  Joe Maddon / Michelle LinNicole SteinbergPeter Oresickdawn lonsinger (2016) — Melanie SimmsTameka Cage ConleyPaul SiegellSheila SquillanteMary Szybist (2015) — Chimananda Ngozi Adichie / Beth Ain / Lester Goran / Raina LeonDavid Wiesner / D. E. Steward / Ellen Bass / W. S. Di Piero / Le Hinton / Stephen Berg (2014) — Katharine Wireman / Patti Smith / Claude Rains / Eva Marie Saint / Rosetta Tharpe / Shara McCallum / Yona Harvey (2013)


Book Reviews

Haiku Review of A. M. Homes’ The Safety of Objects in Flock Literary Journal

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in PSU Library News

Locus Mentis by MaryAnn L. Miller in Philadelphia Poets

And the Blue Continues… by Fereshteh Sholevar,
Y Continua Lo Azul… translated by Emiliano Martin in Philadelphia Poets

Wild Mushrooms by Joyce Meyers in Philadelphia Poets



Author. “Poems from Life with Juniper Village: Literature Links Communities.” Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA)’s College & Research Division (CRD) Blog. 20 March 2019.

Editor & contributor (with Pennsylvania Center for the Book staff.) Festschrift for Lee Bennett Hopkins on the 25th Anniversary of the Lee Bennett Hopkins (LBH) Award for Children’s Poetry. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2017. Limited Print.


Service, Programs, & Associations



Poems from Life: 2017-present / 2019 Press Release / 2019 Blog / 2018 Press Release / 2018 Radio2017 Radio

Words of Art: 2016-present

Sexual Assault Awareness Book Display: Apr 2014-2018
Domestic Violence Awareness Book Display: 2014