Selected Poems & Essays Online


"What It's Like To Be A Girl" on Verse Daily

From The Body at a Loss

MockingHeart Review: "Match" (nominated for a Pushcart prize), "The Fly Implores You to Attend to Your Life" and "Wake, Butterfly, It's Late"

West Trestle Review: "Reading Miller's Essay 'On Tragedy and the Common Man' the Night before Reading the Radiologist's Report"


Not online:

Hartskill Review: "Patient Survey" "How I Came into the Body", "We Set Sail for the Margins", "Snowstorm, What She Knows", "Since You Insist" and "Soliloquay"

From The Body, Like Bread:

Contrary: "Grace" and "Falling In, Falling Out"

The Quotable Lit, Desire/Issue 15: "Reciprocity"


From what Desire makes of us

The Nervous Breakdown: "the problem with Desire" 


From My Skies of Small Horses

Truck: "Not Knowing Where This May Lead, Blue Horse Lets Them In"

No Tell Motel: "Only the Pots Know the Boiling Points of their Broths", "Over the Hills and Far Away", "There's a whole in the bucket, dear Liza", "Jam in the Doorjamb" and "Warning!"

Wicked Alice: "What Its Like to Be a Girl", "Command & Control", and "An Arrangement, an Iridescence, a Letting Go and Down"

From Seven Floors Up

Umbrella: "Caution Please Do Not Try to Turn the Head Forcefully by Hand!", "The Mum Bell", "Seven Floors Up to the Kitchen of the Soul"


From (al)most delicious

Umbrella: "Still Life with Interior", "Seated Nude 1", "Blonde Nude"

From small fruit songs

Umbrella:"Civil Fruit", "False Fruit", "Dreaming the Fruited Damson Tree" and "Fructus Industriales"

Qarrtsiluni: "Hive"


Lady/Liberty/Lit: "Rethinking Mrs. Robinson in the #MeToo Moment"

The Manifest-Station: "Life After Death" "What We Tell Our Sons about Rape

Zocalo Public Square: "Can Books Build Community?"


Like a Fat Gold Watch, Bared, Women Write Resistence, Letters to the World, White Ink, Orangelandia, Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel - Second Floor


Interviews online & elsewhere



The How The Why podcast by 1888

This Choice, with Ren Powell

My Awesome Empire



Artist's Spotlight in The Press-Enterprise by Patrick Brien of Riverside Arts Council

My (small press) writing life

Parents who make writing work

rob mclennans 12 or 20 questions


Inlandia Books

Founder and managing editor

Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry

Poemeleon at The Review Review.

Inlandia: A Literary Journal

Founder & consulting editor

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