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Welcome to This Great Green Valley!

I’m very pleased to announce the release of my new collection of poetry from Broadstone Books, This Great Green Valley. The work reflects my research in the archives at the Filson Historical Society where I explored Kentucky’s 18th century pioneer history to recover voices from that period and discover new layers in our received narratives about the establishment of Kentucky. The book also includes a long poem about my own childhood spent on the Kentucky River in the same great green valley where once my earliest ancestors settled.

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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

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 colle

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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