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RECENT WORK ONLINE:

Two poems in Eclectica, July 2016.

Two poems in Snakeskin, July 2016.

Title poem from Suicide Hotline Hold Music in Verse Daily, June 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.

  Miniature book, Big by Little and Little by Big, Fishtales Press, 2003.  

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.



odds and ends

         
science fiction stories: "The Hedon-Ex Anomaly" in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet (2007), "You Don't Even Have a Rabbit" in LCRW (2014), "Alphabet Island" in Flurb (2010).   asimovs asimovs asimovs science fiction poems in Asimov's: "A Different Kind of Stupid" (2014), "I Have a Remote" (2011), "The Mirror Speaks" (2008).
           
Opium 8

"Unt Not Invent System" in Opium 8, 2009. Video from Opium's Literary Death Match in Denver, August 2009.

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humor pieces: lists in McSweeney's, "Breastfeeding Tips from the Experts" in Brain, Child, Spring 2005.

 

 

   

 

"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.

 

   

 

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.   Suzie | Karen | "Santa Clause is Socrates" | Colorado Poets Center | Poet Tips