Poems

Forthcoming:

Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, Poetry Northwest, and Still.

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Online:

Writing Appalachia,” “Like Son,” and “Render,” Still: The Journal.
Light is just a promise at the end…

Mile 22–,” American Poetry Journal.
Over the ridge of the Medicine Bow…

Mile 32–,” American Poetry Journal.
Sun is out jacket is off 9 hours in and he looks at his arms…

Mile 18–,” Nashville Review.
Somewhere, there is a summit.

Four translations of P.C. Boutens (Dutch, 1870-1943), pulpmouth.
A somber mirror for this sultry vigil / drives closed these lilies, my eyes.

Strawberry Season,” Rappahannock Review.
Come harvest, come days of sixteen hours’…

My Third Time,” Narrative. *Poem of the Week*
You said it would be as easy as slipping…

Cleave,” Narrative.
The summer everything changed, I walked out…

Visiting My Sister in the Adolescent Ward,” Pleiades.
Your baby teeth…

Glass Forest,” Pleiades.
In the glass forest, she knows the color…

Still,” storySouth.
Each time the phone rings, I imagine…

When There Is Nothing To Eat,” Two Peach.
I am in the fridge again as Mother…

Monongalia County, West Virginia,” Shenandoah.
Red dirt never washes away—blue hills…

To Grandmother’s Body,” Shenandoah.
Of blue hills with faces pillowed in cloud…

Portrait of My Father as Icarus,” The Hopper*Nominated for Best of the Net*
My father climbs high branches above me…

Once I Was Queen Mab,” Muzzle Magazine*Nominated for the Pushcart Prize*
Call me Mercutio, you say, white-robed body…

My Second Time,” Prairie Schooner.
A boy with a knife and a hot bath drawn…

Violet,” Ecotone.
Cloud, birdfoot, common blue. Blush in your sex…

Night in the Burned House,” Appalachian Heritage. *Nominated for the Pushcart Prize*
In my old bedroom, in this house…

“Revival,” “Big Wheeling Creek, 2016,” & “Evening Primrose,” Still: The Journal.
Tonight, the world. His back a granite cliff…

Admission,” American Journal of Nursing.
They came for us at school, in the middle of…

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