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NEW WORK ONLINE:

Poetry diagrams, with audio, in Rattle, May 2016.

Poetry diagram in Small Po[r]tions, April 2016.

Poetry comics in Uppagus, April 2016.

Diagram Poems weekly column in Maudlin House starting March 2016.

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books

There Was an Old Woman: Poems, Unicorn Press, December 2015. Small format: 5 x 4 inches.

Each prose poem in this collection includes a line from Mother Goose.

 

Suicide Hotline Hold Music: Poems, Red Hen Press, April 2016. Poems and poetry comics.

"Playfully expands the boundaries of both poetry and comics.” -- James Kochalka

 

Interruptions: Collaborative Poems, with Daniel M. Shapiro, Pecan Grove Press, 2011.

"A lively, playful collection of poems..."
-- Pittsburgh Magazine

 

Injecting Dreams into Cows: Poems, Red Hen Press, September 2012.

"Full of fresh insights and some nice wildnesses." -- X.J. Kennedy

 

The Wandora Unit: A Novel, Ghost Road Press, 2009.

"Like a John Hughes movie about the Bloomsbury Group" -- Charlie Jane Anders

  A Day in Boyland

A Day in Boyland: Poems, Ghost Road Press, 2007. A finalist for the Colorado Book Award.

"Makes you want to jump on the couch and yell, I love this poet!" -- Leonard Gontarek

 

 

poetry chapbooks
[What is a chapbook?]

What If You Were Happy for Just One Second: Instructional Diagrams, with Daniel M. Shapiro, BOAAT Press, 2014. Free digital download.

 

 

 

Broken Heart Diet and Other Food Poems, signed, limited edition chapbook, Unicorn Press, 2006.   Because Mona is in the Psychiatric Hospital, Pudding House, 2005.
         
Slumber Party at the Aquarium, signed, limited edition chapbook, Unicorn Press, 2004.   Dorothy Surrenders, electronic, illustrated chapbook of Wizard of Oz poems, 2River, 1999.



zine
[what is a zine?]

thuog1 The Huge Underpants of Gloom, first issue, 2007.
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thuog2 The Huge Underpants of Gloom, second issue, 2008.
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The Huge Underpants of Gloom, third
issue, 2009.
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The Huge Underpants of Gloom, fourth issue, 2010.
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other publications (selected)

Exploratorium diagrams, collaborations with Daniel M. Shapiro, in Seneca Review, Menacing Hedge, Toad, Palooka, Scud, Painted Bride Quarterly, Kugelmass, Red Lightbulbs, and Vector, 2011-2014.   Several science fiction poems in Star*Line, including "Crackling Octopus" in the July, 2012 issue.
"The Hedon-Ex Anomaly" in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet no. 27 (August 2007); "You Don't Even Have a Rabbit" in no. 31 (November 2014).   Six poems in Escape Into Life, May 25, 2011, with art by Anka Zhuravleva.

"Kalypso Shuddered" in David Armstrong's The Burden of the Beholder, Press at Colorado College, 2010.

 

"My Friends" on Smories (children recite poems for children), 2010.

 

"Alphabet Island" in Flurb, March 2010.

 

Audio for "A Visit to the American Furniture Warehouse," High Frequency Poetry on KRCC, April 2010.

 

"The Age of the E-Poet" in 2011 Poet's Market. For links to examples of digital poetry, visit "Netcessary" Literature.

  Opium 8

"Unt Not Invent System" in Opium 8, 2009. And here's a video of me reading it at Opium's Literary Death Match in Denver, August 2009.

poetry comic Poetry comics in Knee-Jerk, Ohio Edit, Mama Liberada, Boog City, FemGeniuses, Zaszyfrowane Poemiksy, Rattle, LUNGFULL!, Opium, The Mom Egg, Red Lightbulbs, West Wind Review, Monsterworld, Flywheel, Scud, SECTION 8, THEthe, Truck,and Weirderary. Guest-editor, poetry comics issue, Snakeskin.   Diagram poems in Best American Experimental Writing, A Bad Penny Review, Concis, Eunoia, M58, Maudlin House (weekly column), Menacing Hedge, The Mom Egg, Ohio Edit, Rattle, Scud, SECTION 8, Small Po[r]tions, and Truck.
"My Mother's Lost Loves" in Eclectica, July/August 2007.   Three poems in Asimov's: "A Different Kind of Stupid" (2014), "I Have a Remote" (2011), "The Mirror Speaks" (2008).
Entries on drinking songs and more in The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink (Oxford University Press, 2007).   "Seven Things Total Strangers Apparently Think It's Perfectly Appropriate to Say to a Woman Discreetly Breastfeeding in Public" in Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney's Book of Lists (McSweeney's, 2006).
"Wizard Words: The Literary, Latin, and Lexical Origins of Harry Potter's Vocabulary," in Verbatim: The Language Quarterly, Spring 2001. Reprint, "The Fascinating Language of Harry Potter" in Readings on J.K. Rowling (Greenhaven Press, 2004). A PDF of the article is here.   Guest editor, Snakeskin, annual theme issues on fatherhood, motherhood, deadly sins, fairy tales, libraries, the alphabet, school, collaborations, toys, work, food, found poems, poetry comics, monsters, and friendship.
Miniature book, Big by Little and Little by Big, Fishtales Press, 2003.   "Breastfeeding Tips from the Experts" (humor piece) in Brain, Child, Spring 2005.
Several lists in McSweeney's.   "Netcessary" pieces in Snakeskin: "A Letter from Henry" (2006) and "The 7th Grade Poems" (2003).
Interviews in Colorado Collective, The Nervous Breakdown, Folded Word Press, Poemeleon, Murder Your Darlings, Escape into Life, and Little Myths. Audio interviews at KRFC and at KRCC about A Day in Boyland, Injecting Dreams into Cows, and things found in books.   Book reviews in Tutt Library's Bookends blog.
         

 

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