Pushcart Prize nomination: Sestina for the Heartland

Whoa! Huge thanks to Wayne Miller and the rest of the amazing crew at Copper Nickel for nominating my its-technically-a-sestina-even-if-every-end-word-is-the-same poem "Sestina for the Heartland" for a Pushcart Prize, along with the talents of Kaveh Bassiri, Sugi Ganeshananthan, Justin Jannise, Rebecca Lehmann, and Sarah Anne Strickley! Who knows if the Pushcart folks will see fit to … Continue reading Pushcart Prize nomination: Sestina for the Heartland

“A New Gun…” on the Best American Poetry blog

Thanks to Mark Bibbins, editor of The Awl (may that lovely site Rest in Peace), who reintroduced my poem that appeared there in 2016, "A New Gun Folds Up to Look Just Like a Smartphone," to a new group of readers at the blog for the Best American Poetry series. I wish the poem was less relevant today … Continue reading “A New Gun…” on the Best American Poetry blog