Select Poems

"1976," "But We Lived" sequence of 14 poems. Alaska Quarterly Review (forthcoming)

"Demonstration," "In the Mirror." The Southern Review (forthcoming)

“Interior.” Cincinnati Review 12:2 (Winter 2016)

“Priming Light.” Ecotone 10:2 (Spring 2015)

“Elegy,” “Election Day.” Virginia Quarterly Review 90:3 (Summer 2014)

“Approaching the Field.” New South 7:1 (2014)

“Dance,” “Postcard from Bear Gulch Road.” arc Journal 23:2 (2014)

“Custom,” “Native,” “Settle.” Torch Journal (Fall/Winter 2010)

“Black-Eyed Susan,” “Blood,” “Honeysuckle,” “River Jubilee.” Prairie Schooner 83.2 (Summer 2009)

"Settle." Verse Daily (originally published in the Southern Review) (2008)

“Native,” “Settle.” The Southern Review 44.3 (Summer 2008)

“Dwellings.” Poetry Northwest 4 (Fall 2007/Winter 2008)

“Psalm,” “Tangle.” The Journal 31.1 (Summer 2007)

“Self-Portrait as Bovine.” Northwest Review 51:1 (2007)

“Immersion,” “Making Challah for the Sabbath.” Crab Orchard Review 12:2 (Summer/Fall 2007)

“Romare Bearden's ‘Farm Couple’.” Crab Orchard Review 12:1 (Winter/Spring 2007)

“Straighten.” Essence Magazine (Time Inc.) (April 2006)

“Revision.” Puerto del Sol 40.2 (Fall 2005)

“Increase.” Bellingham Review 28.1 (Spring 2005)

“Avenues to Attraction,” “Thanksgiving Primer.” Florida Review (2004)

“Drift.” Blue Mesa Review (2004)

“True Autumn.” Cimarron Review 147 (Spring 2004)

“Armadillo,” “Cousin Nell Speaks at the New Year.” Arkansas Review 35.2 (August 2004)

“After the Rainstorm,” “My Father Stands at the Mississippi Bridge.” Sou’Wester (2003)

“Things, as they appear,” “Winter Malcontent.” Flint Hills Review 8 (2002).

“Ruin.” HUBBUB 20 (2002)

“Fusion.” The Pedestal Magazine (2002)

“Headwaters.” Spoon River Poetry Review (2002)



Four Poems, Ringing Ear: Anthology of Black Poets from the South, Ed. Nikki Finney, University of Georgia Press

“True Autumn.”Gathering Ground: Cave Canem’s 10th Anniversary Anthology. Ed. Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady. University of Michigan Press