Awards and Grants

Crownfeathers and Effigies, Beaumont, TX: Lamar University Press, 2014

The Importance of Elsewhere, Temple, TX: Ink Brush Press, 2010

Famous Writers of American Literature with Samio Watanabe and Jerry Craven, Tokyo: Asahi Shuppansha, 1997

Famous Writers of British Literature with Samio Watanabe and Jerry Craven, Tokyo: Asahi Shuppansha, 1997

The Movement: British Poets of the 1950s, New York: Macmillian, 1993

Simple Versions of Disaster, Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1991


“The Kentucky Club, Juarez,” “On the Highway of the Sun,” “Plaza de la Constitución,” Riversedge, forthcoming

“A Class Birthday” and “Have You Heard the One,” Red River Review, forthcoming

“Evil Twins,” “Lonesome,” and “The Woman Who Disliked Kissing,” Writing Texas, 1

“Crossing Frozen Water,” Voices de la Luna, 6:3, 2014

“The Deserted Amusement,” Parody, 3:1, 2014

“No One Else To Say It,” Voices de la Luna, 6:2, 2014

“Pictures from London,” Cities: A Book of Poems, London: Chuffed Buff Books, 2014

“Another Thing To Lament,” Oklahoma Poems, and Their Poets, Norman, OK: Mezcalita Press, 2014, forthcoming

“Milton the Busboy Asks for Friday Off,” Parody, 2:2, 2013

“Gall and Thrush,” Freshwater, 2013

“Moonlight and Peaches” and “Planetary Texas,” The Kerf, 2013

“Gator Eye,” Halcyon, Summer,2013:8

“Running with Scissors,” Slant, Summer, 2013

 “An Old Familiar Offering,” Houston Poetry Fest 2012 Anthology, 2012

 “Finding Your Way in the Dark” and “Subject-Verb-Complement,” Descant, 51, 2012

“Oscar Wilde Visits Walt Whitman,” New Texas, 2012

“Pity Poor Mercalli,” CCTE Studies, 76, 2011

“Gull in the Canyon,” “Out Here,” “Snowdeaf,” and “The Texas Country Reporter Interviews the Famous Poet,” San Pedro River Review, Winter, 2011

“Geography Lesson” and “A Life by Animals,” Illya’s Honey, 17:2, 2011

“A New Cosmology,” Right Hand Pointing, 41, 2011

“Diving into Love,” “Margarita,” and “One for the Road,” Agave, Temple, TX: Ink Brush, 2011

“Belling the Vampire,” “Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah,” “Family Thrift,” “Hollywood Metonymic,” and “Primer,” Red River Review, February 2011

“Meghan’s New Shoes,” Issue, April, 2010

“Moon above Palo Duro,” Inkbrush Press website,

“I Remember,” 2011 Texas Poetry Calendar, Austin: Dos Gatos Press, 2010

“Chemo Ward at Texas Children’s Hospital,” Chest, July 2010 138:231

“Flying with the Crows,” 2010 Texas Poetry Calendar, Austin: Dos Gatos Press, 2009

“Big Dogs Walk Late,” “Devil’s Claw,” “A Field Guide to Dreams,” “Monet/Duet,” “Moon above Palo Duro,” and “Wherever the Spirit Travels,” Langdon Review of the Arts, 6, 2009–10

“Buying a Vowel,” Iron Horse Literary Review, 10:2, 2009

“In My Place,” “Procrastination,” “The Sad Mistress,” and “These Winters,” SCOL: Scholarship and Creativity On Line, A Journal of the Texas College English Association, Fall, 2008

“Afterward,” “Cleaving a Valentine,” “A Single Sheep, One Cow,” “La Vida Nada,”
Two Southwests
, Chicago: Visual Artists Collective, 2008

“This Close ,” Rockhurst Review, Spring, 2008

“The Voodoo Museum at Lent,” Taj Mahal Review, 7:1, 2008

“Washing the Cadavers,” Ars Medica, 4:1, 2007

“Big Dog Walks Late, ” Taj Mahal Review, 6:2, 2007

“How the Big Thicket Got Smaller,” A Student’s Treasury of Texas Verse, Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2007

“Dissuade Shoes,” Becoming: The Underground Journal, forthcoming

“Andrea del Sarto Lectures about Poetry,” “At the Arcade,” Taj Mahal Review, 6:1, 2007

“At the End,” Taj Mahal Review, 5:2, 2007

“Bad Day at the Psychic Fair,” “Bandaged Dogs,” Taj Mahal Review, 2006

“Map,” “One for the Road,” “Sunday Drive,” Different Worlds: A Virtual Journey, Allahabad, Inda:, 2006

“Monoxide,” 32 Poems, 2, 2005

“Egg and Spoon,” Eye, 3, 2005

“Indelicate,” Harvests of New Millennium, Allahabad, India:, 2005

“Counting,” ”The Missing,” Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine, 9:1, 2005

“Cat as in Catastrophe,” “I Never Think of My Father,” Iron Horse Review, 6:2, 2005

“Gall and Thrush,” “Self-Portrait With Spirits,” “Snowdeaf,” “The Student Research Conference,” New Texas, 2005

“Bart’s Night Out,” “Sorry Seconds,” Descant, 44, 2005

“The Artificial Owl,” “Listen to the Trees,” Taj Mahal Review, 4:1, 2005

“How the Big Thicket Got Smaller,” Falling from Grace: A Literary Response to the Demise of Paradise, San Antonio: Wings Press, 2004.

“A Canyon View,” Taj Mahal Review, 3:2, 2004

“Bad Coffee Is Grounds for Divorce,” “Heavy My Ruin,” Explorers: A Collection of Contemporary Literature, Allahabad, India: Cyberwit.Net, 2004

“Life, Death, Time, Love, and Scenery,” Burnside Review, 1:1, 2004

“Drifter,” Taj Mahal Review, 3:1, 2004

“Bible Lesson,” “Flint,” North Stone Review, 14, 2002

“For a Texas Beauty,” “How the Big Thicket Got Smaller,” Texas in Poetry 2, Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2002

“A Single Sheep, One Cow,” Anthology, 8, 2002

“Earshot,” New Texas, 2002

“Dinosaur National Monument,” “When the Continent Divided,” Poems from the Earth: On Nature and the Environment, forthcoming

“Lullaby,” “Visit to a Church,” “Waiting for Snow at Night,” Descant, 39:1-2, 2000

“Calling in the Dark,” “Natural Law,” Kimera, 3:2, 1998

“Rheum and Coca-Cola” New Texas, 1998

“. . . and Forty Nights,” Barkeater: The Adirondack Review, 1:1, 1998

“Binocular,” Poetry Motel, 1998

“Eating Live Fish,” “The Face of Vegetables,” “What I Did Last Year,” “Witness for the Prosecution,” Poetry Magazine, 1, 1998

“Hark, Harold,” “Photographing the Cows,” “A Toast to Our Century,” Concho River Review, 11:2, 1997

“Simple Division,” “Unmade Love,” Chili Verde Review, 1:1, 1997

“At the Mental Health Clinic,” The Family Therapy Networker, 20:5, 1996

“Photographing the Cows,” “Dissuade Shoes,” “A Life by Animals,” “Lullaby,” TCU Creative Writing Publication, 1996

“Fairy Tale,” “Lost in the Divorce,” “Snake Jar,” A Language We Know at Once: Contemporary Poetry from Texas, Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1996

“Aqua Vitae,” “Without a Paddle,” Ridgelines, Las Vegas, NV: Las Vegas Arts Council, 1996

“Burning Love,” Legacy, 1995

“Margarita,” “Winter Flight,” Gulf Coast Collection of Stories and Poems, Montrose, AL: Texas Center for Writers Press, 1994

“Meghan's New Shoes,” The Sound of Poetry, Owings Mills, MD: National Library of Poetry, 1994

“The Jewel in the Lotus,” “Sodomy Chess,” Chakra, 1994

“At the Mental Health Clinic,” Leo, 4:2, 1993

“The Sex Researcher,” “This Afternoon,” CCTE Studies, 58, 1993

“The Sorrow of Lobsters,” The Listening Eye, 1993

“Imagine,” Borderlands, 1993

“If and Weather,” “Last Flight Out,” Southwestern American Literature, 18:1, 1992

“Jacob Wrestles His Angel,” “Letter to Brenda,” “Writer’s Block,” Old Crow Review, 1992

“A Postman’s Pension,” “Long Distance,” Snake Nation Review, 4:1, 1992

“The Soloist Speaks His Piece,” Toad Highway, 4, 1991

“For a Texas Beauty,” “Goodwill,” The Lithic Review, 3, 1991

“In the Casino at Circus Circus,” “The Insomniac’s Mirror,”
“Margarita,” “Seed,” Rio Abajo Anthology, Socorro, NM: Tome Hill Press, 1991

“Ne Plus Ultra,” The Spirit That Wants Me, Albuquerque: Duff, 1991

“First Shot,” “Oral, He Said,” Piedmont Literary Review, 14:4, 1991

“New Year’s Day, Bosque del Apache Refuge,” “Waltzing the Arroyos” Re: Arts and Letters, 27:1, 1991

“Nighttime in the House of God,” “Yacht Brokers,” Weber Studies, 8: 1, 1991

“Bread and Water,” “Woke Up Dead,” RiverSedge, 5: 1, 1990

“First Marriage,” “Lost in the Divorce,” American Literary Review, 1:1, Spring 1990

“Electricity,” Mementos, Whitby, Ontario: Plowman, 1989

“Chocolate,” Slant: A Journal of Poetry, 4, 1990

“The Bathers,” “A Love Sonnet for Impressionists,” Rocky Mountain
, 44:1 2, 1990

“Motel on the San Augustine Plains,” Conceptions Southwest, Spring, 1990

“Reliable Sources,” The Plowman Anthology: A Poem to Daddy, 1989

“Electricity,” The Plowman, 4, 1989

“Jacob Wrestles an Angel,” Seascape, Whitby, Ontario: Plowman, 1989

“The Astrologer Consults His Chart,” “Winter Flight,” Southern Humanities Review, 22:4, 1988

“Cursing the Photos,” High Plains Literary Review, 3:2, 1988

“Coming to the Road,” Concho River Review, 2:1, 1988

“Lunch at the Sushi Bar,” Concho River Review, 1:2, 1987

“Dinosaur National Monument,” “Familiar Ground,” First Inago Anthology of Poetry, 1984

“Uptown,” Southwestern Review, 8:11, 1983

“Tree History,” “Piano Lesson,” “Civil Defense,” “On the Movements of Women,” “Ne Plus Ultra,” Latitude 30 18, 1983

“Harold’s Wife,” Windows: Poems of Widowhood, Wichita State University, 1982

“How the Big Thicket Got Smaller,” Southwestern Review, 1981

“Aeneas Visits the Metroplex,” “Familiar Ground,” “The Fourth Annual Interscholastic Wild West Poetry Riding Competition,” Vanderbilt Review, 2, 1981

“Farm Photo, 1955,” Scree, 19 21, 1981

“Estrangement,” “Pickings,” “Strike at Salmon Time,” “When the Continent Divided,” Modern Poetry Studies, 10:2 3, 1981

“Mischance,” “Arrest,” “Snake Jar,” Descant, 25, 1980 81

“Grief,” “Negative,” Newsletter lnago, 1:42, 1980

“Dear Dad,” New England Review, 3:1, 1980

“Geeks,” Colorado State Review, 8:1, 1980

“Pray the Prayer, Know the Truth,” Southwestern Review, 6:8, 1980

“Counting the Commandments,” “Graffitists,” “Workout,” Vanderbilt Review, 1, 1980

“Supermarket,” Back Bay View, 3:1, 1979

“Cinquains: Cyclops and Cheats,” Poesias Estudiante, 1979

“Harold’s Wife,” Whetstone, 4, 1979

“Fire Dream,” “Adultery in the Retirement Village,” Poetry Texas, 2: 1, 1978

“From the Opry,” Crow Call, 1978

“Spring Eclipse,” “Fire Prevention Week,” Rocky Mountain Review, 9, 1978

“Waiting for Your Wife,” El Nahuatzen, 1978

“The Gravedigger Goes to Work,” Chariton Review, 4:2, 1978

“Song of the Iron Lung,” Gathering Stars, 1978

“Snake Jar,” “Arrest,” “Mischance,” Descant, 22:4, 1978

“Soup to Nuts,” A Search of the Soul, 3, 1978

“Archaeology,” The Third Eye, 6, 1977

“The Penultimate Mohican,” Vega, 1977

“The Cheese Stands Alone,” Gathering Stars, 1977

“A Man Should Know a Great Hart by the Place Where He Has Frayed His Head,” Pearl, 1973

“Facets,” TCU Writing Awards, 1973

“The Problem of Angels,” Ahimsa, 1969

“The Deserted Amusement,” Ahimsa, 1968


“The Great Derangement,” Bluestem, 24:1, 2014

“The Great Derangement,” A Shared Voice, Tom Mack and Andrew Geyer, eds. Beaumont, TX: Lamar University Press, 2013

“Beer Poker Pool,” Texas Told ‘Em, Laurie Champion, ed.  Temple, TX: Ink Brush Press, 2011

“Doreen Drinks a Glacier,” Big Tex[t], 1:2, 2005

“An Afternoon of Cornbread,” “Vermeer in Vermont,” Suddenly, 3, 2000

“McLife,” Texas Short Stories, Dallas, TX: Browder Springs, 1997

“Making a Name,” New Texas 95, Denton, TX: Center for Texas Studies, 1995

“No Lousy Thank You for the Hot Dog,” Volunteer Periwinkles, Lawrence, KS: Lantana, 1976