Poems

Forthcoming:

Two Peach, Still: The Journal, Pleiades, Matter Journal, and The Hopper, as well as A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia (U. of Georgia Press, 2018) and Southern Ecology: An Anthology of Literature and the Environment (Yellow Flag Press, 2019).

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Online:

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…

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…

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

Rust,” Poetry Daily (reprint from Beloit Poetry Journal).
Out here, where wild gentians twist around rusted cars…

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…

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

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