“The smallest crowd ever to attend one of my readings,” I-70 Review

“Gratitude for the Poets,” January Review

“First Flight: Chicago to Keflavik,” January Review

“Cosmic time, it seems,” January Review

“Photograph,” San Pedro River Review


“At Sixteen,” Shut Down Strangers & Hot Rod Angels Bruce Springsteen Anthology

”First Lesson in Vietnam, 1987,” Shut Down Strangers & Hot Rod Angels Bruce Springsteen Anthology

“Storm, Rural Missouri,” Escape Into Life

“The Carpenter,” San Pedro River Review

“A Moment in Kansas,” The Mexico Ledger

“The Inheritance,” Escape Into Life 

“Sleeping in the Town of my Birth,” Euphony

“Friday Night I Fall Asleep in My Recliner Reading James Wright,” Light: A Journal of Photography & Poetry

“Overeating Breakfast in a Tulsa, Oklahoma Diner This Morning,” Light: A Journal of Photography & Poetry

“Ghostcalling,” Light: A Journal of Photography & Poetry

“Colorado,” Light: A Journal of Photography & Poetry

”Tribute,” The Tower Journal

”I don’t want much—,” Stoneboat

“Ohio County: A Memory,” Ghost City Review 

“The Pilgrimage,” New Reader Magazine 

“After the Argument,” Up North Lit

“Hovland, Minnesota,” Up North Lit 

“Pelicans,” Up North Lit 


“To a Folksinger Just Arrived in the City,” Cultural Weekly

“First Lesson in Vietnam, 1987,” Cultural Weekly

“Rebekah, Just When the Drought Was Ending,” Cultural Weekly


“Carrying Home the Feast,” Midwestern Gothic

“First Lesson in the Dead,” Glass: A Journal of Poetry

“If only Ken Burns,” Modern Poetry Quarterly Review 

“The Sting of the Jellyfish,” The Book of Donuts

“Phone Calls From the Underworld,” Pittsburgh Poetry Review

“Arthur and Marie, 1961,” Common Ground Review 


“First Lesson in Ephemerality.” I-70 Review

“Worried Playground Daddy’s Blues,” Lascaux Review 

“Late August,” Stoneboat 

“Barn Jamboree, Rosine, Kentucky,” The Orchards Poetry Journal

“Tent Revival,” The Orchards Poetry Journal 

“Rapid Refund,” San Pedro River Review 

“Farmer, Clutching Chest,” New Plains Review.

“Barn Jamboree, Rosine, Kentucky,” Rust+Moth.


“The Messenger,” Strangelet 

“The Friar’s Bones or the Messenger’s Bones,” Strangelet 

“Poem for Setting,” Strangelet

The Beard,” Strangelet

“A Real Team Effort,” New Poetry From the Midwest 

“Goodbye, Sancho Panza,” The Good Men Project 

“The Man in line at the grocery store in Centralia, Missouri,” Atticus Review 

“First Lesson in Meat, 1984,” Atticus Review

“I Take Forty-Five Minutes to Shoot a Portrait of My Father,” Atticus Review 

“Days Like This,” Atticus Review 

“Let’s Be Honest,” apt — a literary magazine

“In Little League once,” apt — a literary magazine 


“First Lesson in Ruin,” The Midwest Quarterly 

“Poem for Saturday,” The Good Men Project 

“In Case You Were Wondering,” The Good Men Project 

“Rustsong,” I-70 Review

“First Lesson in Ruin,” I-70 Review

“To Charlie,” Stoneboat

Once Upon a Time in a Land Called Midwest,” Foundling Review

Bird on a Wire, 1989,Storm Cellar

“One More Moon,” Hobble Creek Review

“God,” Digital Americana

From the Poet,Heron Tree



Illinois Route 3,Uproot

Prudence,Flycatcher: A Journal of Native Imagination

“Hands, Discovered Independent of Body,” Star*line

“His Majesty,” Star*line

Last Lesson in Ruin,Oxford Magazine

“Afterpoem,” Pale Horse Review

“Just Before Sleep,” Pale Horse Review

“The Sting of the Jellyfish,” Sakura Review

“The Best Friend’s Lament,” Quiddity

“Hooky Bobbers,” Quiddity

“In Case You Were Wondering,” Big Muddy

“A Real Team Effort,” Punchnel’s

“Poem for Saturday,” Stoneboat

“Third Day of Winter,” The Country Dog Review


“Flickr,” Cedars

“Tent Revival,” Cedars

“Where Townes Van Zandt Is,” Cedars

“Playing Blues Harp Alone in an Unfinished Basement,” Referential Magazine

“The Last Day of Summer,” Hiram Poetry Review

“Fine,” Foundling Review

“The Boy From Stanford, Illinois (Pop. 670) Sees the Van Gogh,” Rougarou


“That Morning As We Slept in Our First House Together,” Emprise Review

“The Everyday Parade,” Atticus Review

“The Whiskey Kids,” The Village Pariah

“Foresight,” Greatest Lakes Review

“The Flour Epiphany,” Cold Mountain Review

“Blonde on Blonde,” The Captain’s Tower: Poems for Bob Dylan at 70

“The Last Year on the Farm,” Sugar House Review

“To the Folksinger Just Arrived,” Sugar House Review

“Illinois Route 3,” Nimrod International Journal

“Rebekah Just When the Drought Was Ending,” Nimrod International Journal

“the autobiography, nearly,” Willow Review


“Small Town,” Referential Magazine

“man weeps in the presence of pumpkin guts,” JMWW

“Stars Will Crunch Underfoot Like Autumn Leaves,” Forge

“meander,” Forge

“personal day,” Cream City Review

“Uncle Fat Elvis,” The Battered Suitcase

“down home,” decomP

“Apocalypses I Covet, Apocalypses I Don’t,” Artocratic

“What I Have Learned of Grieving,” The Chaffey Review

“Study in Contrast,” The Chaffey Review

“Holyghosts,” The Chaffey Review

“Sunrise Subterfuge (in the first person),” The Chaffey Review


“the electric widower,” JMWW

“at sixteen,” decomP

“A Promise, Belated,” Oak Bend Review

illinois, my apologies,” Plains Song Review

“meditations on a kiss,” The Spoon River Poetry Review

“1434 bruges blues,” Oak Bend Review

“dream: perhaps of futility?” Oak Bend Review


“To the Venerable Bede,” Renaissance Magazine