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A new role at Spalding University!

I’m very pleased to share news about my new role at Spalding University:  Associate Program Director for Spalding’s Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing!  I’m excited to join my colleagues, the inestimable Kathleen Driskell, Karen Mann, Katy Yocom, Ellyn Lichvar, and Jason Hill, in growing the program in the coming years.  I’ll begin official responsibilities July 1; in the meantime I’m on sabbatical writing poems and trying to stay warm in Louisville!  I’ve written a bit more about my professional background as well as some thoughts about the work here .

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Some prose poem-ness. About guns.

My prose poem debut in Waccamaw this month: “We Were Talking About Guns”.  I’ve written several of these in the last year and it’s been a bit of a surprise — a long way, formally, from the sonnet sequ

Is My Poem Finished?

Join my colleague, friend, and fine poet Kathleen Driskell for a workshop on revising your poems on Saturday morning, February 13 at 9:30. This is your chance to receive a critique for a poem you’ve b


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