Publications and Awards


Forces published by Middle West Press – October 2021 (Poetry of Modern Conflict Award from The Sangria Summit)

Permanent Change of Station published by Middle West Press – April 2018 (also available at Pomegranate Books)

Uniform published by Aldrich Press (an imprint of Kelsay Books)  – June 2016. You can also visit my Goodreads author profile here. (also available at Pomegranate Books)


Desert published by Prolific Press – September 2018


“Pursuit” 1st place winner in the poetry by a military family member category of Line of Advance’s 5th Annual Col. Darron L. Wright Memorial Awards, published on LOA’s website (September 2020) and in LOA’s anthology Our Best War Stories (Middle West Press, 2020)

“A Lesson in Leaving” and “A Summer in the Future” Watertome: A White Stag Anthology Part 1 (White Stag Publishing, 2020)

“Measures” and “Got Your Six” Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors volume 8 (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2019)

“I Couldn’t Keep You Either” Celestial Musings: Poems Inspired by the Night Sky benefiting the Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University in Indiana (Poetry Contests for a Cause, winter 2018)

“The Life,” “Press Record” and “Release” Peeking Cat Anthology 2018 (Peeking Cat Poetry, October 2018) – available in print and ebook

“Wine Fest” Last Call: The Anthology of Beer, Wine & Spirits Poetry (World Enough Writers, 2018)

“Dear Wadih Sa’adeh” (selected as an honorable mention in the Poetry category) Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors volume 6 (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2017)

“Between Trainings and Deployments” Beyond the Hill benefiting SSAFA and the Fallen Heroes Fund (Lost Tower Publications) – “Between Trainings and Deployments” first appeared my poetry collection Uniform (Aldrich Press, 2016)

“Explaining the Summer Solstice to a Nearly Four-Year-Old” Peeking Cat Anthology 2017 (Peeking Cat Poetry, 2017)

“The Yellow House,” “Wheatfield with Crows,” “Girl in White,” “The Potato Eaters,” “The Red Vineyard,” “Night Café,” Irises,” “At Eternity’s Gate,” “Tree Roots,” and “Wheat Field with a Lark” Resurrection of a Sunflower a Vincent van Gogh inspired anthology (Pski’s Porch, 2017)

“This Weary Fate” Along the Shore: Poems of the sea (Lost Tower Publications, 2017)

“This Is the Way” Luminous Echoes: A Poetry Anthology benefiting the Pieta House (Into the Void Magazine, 2017)

“Puppy Dog Tails” Paw Prints in Verse: Poems about Pets benefiting Ernie’s Heart Pet Food Pantry in Anderson, Indiana (Poetry Contests for a Cause, 2017)

“At the Atomic Museum” Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands benefiting the Downtown Women’s Shelter in Los Angeles (Shabda Press, 2017) – available through the Shabda Press website, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


“Our Folklore” The Wrath-Bearing Tree January 2023 (online)

“Water Cycle” The Wrath-Bearing Tree: Climate Change Issue August 2022 (online)

“Dear Emily Dickinson” and “Dear Cho Chi-hun” Poems-For-All #1636 and #1637 mini-books (October 2021) – “Dear Emily Dickinson” was first published in Moledro Magazine issue

“Behind the Beat” and “A Long War” The Line Literary Review March 2021 (online) (forthcoming in print)

“Dissection of an Owl Pellet” Peeking Cat Literary issue 40 February 2021 (online) October 2021 (forthcoming in print)

“Vigor of Thought,” “Out of the Cradle,” “Defending Eve,” “The Mystic,” “The Living Desert,” and “How to Solve a Riddle” The Magnolia Review vol 6, issue 2 summer 2020 (online)

“To Emily” Pure Slush: 100 Lives vol. 20 fall 2020 (print and ebook)

“Fever” The Sea Letter issue 9 summer 2020 (print)

“Swans Reflecting Elephants” Riggwelter issue 29 September 2020 (online)

“Female” Orange Blossom Review issue 4 summer 2020 (online)

“The School Project Asks, ‘What Makes You a Star?’” and “Honed Bold + Italic issue 5 January 2020 (online)

“Gathering” Black Bough Poetry issue 4 fall 2019 (online)

“Wise Enough” Banshee issue 9 fall 2019 (print)

“Incidental” Channel Magazine issue 1 fall 2019 (print)

“Traveler” Random Sample Review issue 2 summer 2019 (online)

“Bird” The Ekphrastic Review July 23, 2019 (online)

“This One Is Mine” Pure Slush: Pride 7 Deadly Sins vol. 7 spring 2019 (print and ebook)

“Worlds Within a World” The Thing Itself Literary Journal issue 46 spring 2019 (print and PDF)

untitled haiku Wales Haiku Journal spring 2019 (online)

“Welcome” Bonnie’s Crew issue 2 April 2019 (online)

“Love Songs” Door is a Jar issue 10 April 2019 (print and ebook)

“Urged to Silence” Riggwelter issue 20 April 2019 (online)

“Observance” Picaroon Poetry issue 15 March 2019 (online)

“Winter Sports for Girls” Pure Slush: Envy 7 Deadly Sins vol. 6 spring 2019 (print and ebook)

“Rewriting Love” The Honest Ulsterman February 2019 (online)

“Rock Collection” Skylight 47 issue 11 winter 2019 (print)

“Out of Banishment,” “Drought” and “Weakened Sight” Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine issue 38 January 2019 (online and print)

“Deliver Us,” “Resolutions,” “Pie Astronomy,” “Eat,” “Not,” and “The Selkie” The Magnolia Review 5.1 spring 2019 (PDF and print)

“Late Harvest Moon” and “Lullaby for My Dog” The Pangolin Review issue 8 January 2019 (online)

“We Pretended Too Hard” Rabid Oak issue 10 January 2019 (online)

“Autumn Reading” Constellate Literary Journal issue 3 January 2019 (online)

“Gazing into Space on the Winter Solstice” and “The Art of Being Snowed In” The Bangor Literary Journal issue 6 winter 2018 (online)

“Seek ’til You Find It” Foliate Oak Literary Magazine December 2018 (online)

“Nine Teas” Pure Slush: Sloth 7 Deadly Sins vol 4 fall 2018 (print and ebook)

“Sometimes When I’m Walking” So It Goes vol VII: Lonesome No More (Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library) vol 7 fall 2018 (print)

“Playing in the Garret” Barren Magazine issue 3 October 2018 (online)

“Begin the Forgetting,” “Ghazal: Desert Town” and “Ronald’s Complaint #347” Mojave He[art] Review October 2018 (online)

“On This Autumn Equinox” Barren Magazine issue 2 September 2018 (online)

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Paddy,” “Caught Up In Circles,” “Today, I Am,” “Sibilance,” and “If Ciaran Carson Were to Visit my Hypothetical Bookstore” The Song Is… September 2018 (online)

“Talking of T.S. Eliot,” “Over the East Sea’s Winds,” “Late Morning Walk,” “Woman Holding a Balance,” and “How to Play Like a Four-Year-Old” Dodging the Rain September 2018 (online)

“Somatic Growth” 8 Poems issue 1.3 September 2018 (online)

“Buttons Round and Sound and Pretty” The Sea Letter issue 3 summer 2018 (print)

“I’ve Been Loving You a Long Time” shortlisted for The Bangor Poetry Competition 2018, hosted by The Bangor Literary Journal (on display August 17 – September 17)

“Salt and Saffron” Eunoia Review August, 19 2018 (online)

“Father Vladimir’s Problems circa 1650” Pure Slush: Greed 7 Deadly Sins vol 3 August 2018 (print, eBook, iBook)

“A Soldier’s Christmas,” “Acknowledging,” “Star-gazing,” and “Parting” — all written in collaboration with Jayant Kashyap — The Blue Nib August 2018 (online)

“Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?” The Ocotillo Review (Kallisto Gaia Press) volume 2.2 summer 2018 (print)

“While Daddy’s at Training, Our Daughter Asks Questions” The Honest Ulsterman June 2018 (online)

“Counting the Casualties” As You Were: The Military Review vol 8 spring/summer 2018 (online)

“Ophelia Among the Reeds” The Ekphrastic Review May 27, 2018 (online)

“A Meditative Morning” and “My Daughter Wants to Be a Surfer” Interstice Poetry Journal May 2018 (print)

“Tea with Sun Tzu” Sierra Nevada Review volume 29 May 2018 (print)

“Yesterday Is Extinct” Artemis Journal volume 25 May 2018 (print)

“brush fire” Haikuniverse April 17, 2019 (online)

“Accordion Practice” 3Elements Review issue 18 spring 2018 (online)

“Canis Major” Inklette issue 6 spring 2018 (online)

“out of the sand” Haiku Journal issue 57 spring 2018 (print and online)

“Seamus Heaney’s To-Do List” Sheila-Na-Gig volume 2.3 spring 2018 (online)

“Norwich Terrier Explains How to Dig a Hole” Happy2 Pure Slush volume 15 spring 2018 (print)

“Headstrong,” “Daughter,” “Homes Will Be Stripped Bare,” and “The Book Closes” The Wrath-Bearing Tree January 2018 (online)

“After a Landslide” Allegro Poetry Magazine issue 15 December 2017 (online)

“Blue” The Ekphrastic Review November 30, 2017 (online)

“Spaceship Pretend” Minetta Review Fall 2017 issue (print and online)

“Dear Judith Wright” Collateral vol 2, issue 1 autumn 2017 (online)

“Dear Homer” As You Were: The Military Review vol 7 fall/winter 2017 (online)

“Dear Randall Jarrell,” “Dear Henry Reed,” “It Is Cold this Hour,” and “In a Pumpkin Shell” The Deadly Writers Patrol issue 13 fall 2017 (print)

“Ritual Hunts” and “After” Gravel November 2017 (online)

“The Gap in the Wall” and “A Lost Ship” The Wild Word issue 21: HAUNTED October 2017 (online)

untitled haiku Zoomoozophone Review issue 15 October 2017 (online)

“A Funeral for Our Own” (nominated for Best of the Net 2017/18) and “Happy Birthday, Joan Baez” The Song Is… September 10, 2017 (online) – “A Funeral for Our Own” was originally printing in my poetry collection Uniform (Aldrich Press, 2016)

“Ode to the Rotary Phone” Chantwood Magazine issue 10 September 2017 (Kindle)

“The Dog Days of Summer,” “Anoles” and “How It Is” The Wild Word issue 19: The Long Days of Summer summer 2017 (online)

“Alternative Comedy,” “At Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah,” “Cecilia and the Weasel,” and “Brigid Brings the Spring” Anti-Heroin Chic August 4, 2017 (online)

“Dear Vera Brittain” and “Dear Wislawa Szymborska” The Tishman Review volume 3, issue 3 summer 2017 (print, Kindle, online)

“If You Haven’t Any Daughters” The Rise Up Review July 2017 (online)

“Dear Ciaran Carson” A New Ulster issue 58 July 2017 (print and online)

“Zelda,” “Downpour,” and “Rare and Used” Moledro Magazine issue 6 June 2017 (online)

“Such Is the Art of Warfare,” “The Dog Dreams” and “The Box Maze Swallows a Birthday” SHANTIH Journal vol 2, issue 1 spring 2017 (online)

“You Are Lines and I Am Space,” “This Morning,” “For the Long-Ride,” “Those Who Live in Glass Houses,” and “When my Grandpa Became Dust” Escapism Literary Magazine issue 2 summer 2017 (online)

“Nature” NatureWriting June 10, 2017 (online)

“Before I Knew You” Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine issue 26 June 2017 (digital and print)

“Blue Girl” Sheila-Na-Gig online vol 1, issue 3 spring 2017 (online)

“When Marrying the Corps” Poetry Leaves: Waterford Township Public Library May 2-31, 2017 (art installation)

“Man with Unhealthy Complexion Listening to the Sound of the Sea” The Woven Tale Press vol 5, issue 3 spring 2017 (print and online)

“Dear Elie Wiesel” Poetry Super Highway’s 19th annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Poetry Issue April 2017 (online)

“Going Medieval” Allegro Poetry Magazine issue 12 March 2017 (online)

“Changes Can Occur” o-Dark-Thirty: The Review vol 5, issue 2 winter 2017 (online, print)

“This Is the Year,” “The Other Bird Flew After,” “Dear Federico Garcia Lorca,” and “Dear Kathleen Flenniken” The Galway Review January 4, 2017 (online)

“We Were Not Here” Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine issue 21 January 2017 (print and digital)

“When Your Substance Is Drained Away,” “Afternoon One Day When You Were Young” and “Reduction” The Magnolia Review vol 3, issue 1 January 2017 (online)

“Dear Edward Thomas,” “Dear Emily Dickinson” and “Dear Nazim Hikmet” Moledro Magazine issue 4 December 2016 (online)

“Walking Backwards” Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine issue 20 December 2016 (print and digital)

“Changing to the Major’s Dress Blues” and “At Bedtime During Deployment” As You Were : The Military Review vol 5 November 2016 (online)

“PCS” and “Distance” Collateral issue 1.1 autumn 2016 (online)

“Half-known War” and “Support” Deadly Writers Patrol issue 11 fall 2016 (print)

“Backyard Play” and “Because Everything Else Is Quite Unequal” Featured Poet on Poetry Super Highway October 3-9, 2016 (online)

“Our Nine Situations” Skylight 47 issue 7 September 2016 (print)

“Mary Beth’s Ticket to Ride” Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine issue 18 September 2016 (print and digital)

“Beach House Musing” Pure Slush summer issue vol 12 August 2016 (print and ebook)

“Winter Torpor” Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine issue 17 August 2016 (print and digital)

“On Such Little Things Happiness Depends” Inklette issue 3 August 2016 (online)

“Hush, do you hear that?” Haikuniverse August 6, 2016 (online)

“When in Difficult Country” Into the Void Magazine issue 1 July 2016 (print and digital)

“Widows Receive a Free Ticket to the Birthday Ball” and “A Funeral for Our Own” Poets and War July 2016 (online) – previously published in Uniform (Aldrich Press)

“The Night before Deployment” o-Dark-Thirty the Review vol 4, issue 3July 2016 (print and online)

“Defrosting” Split Rock Review issue 6 spring 2016 (online)

“View from My Kitchen Window” Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review volume 4, issue 1 spring 2016 (print and online)

“Unconventional Warfare” Inklette issue 2 April 2016 (online)

“Is It for This” Random Sample Review February 2016 (online)

Pushcart Prize nominated: “A Quick Lunch from the Noodle Stand” The Magnolia Review volume 2, issue 1 January 2016 (online)

“Young Liberace Exposed” 3Elements Review issue 9 January 2016 (online)

“Family Code” The Birds We Piled Looselyissue 6 January 2016 (online)

“In Training” Inklette issue 1 November2015 (online)

“Brides and Grooms” On the Rusk volume 6, issue 7 summer 2015 (online)

“They Don’t Let Us Believe” 300 Days of Sun volume 1, issue 2 spring 2015 (print)

“The Truth about the Flying Nun” 300 Days of Sun volume 1, issue 1 spring 2014 (print)


Looking Out at Earth: Marianne Szlyk’s On the Other Side of the Window” Military Spouse Book Review October 17, 2018

Poetry of the Immigration Experience: Two Collections and a Journal”  Military Spouse Book Review June 21, 2018

Origin Stories: Raquel Vasquez Gilliland’s Dirt and Honey” Military Spouse Book Review February 12, 2018

Thriving on the Unpredictable: Kersten Christianson’s Something Yet to Be Named” Military Spouse Book Review November 13, 2017

What’s Important is What Moves Us: Kazim Ali’s The Secret Room” Military Spouse Book Review May 7, 2017


Carpe Noctem book interview for Permanent Change of Station by Nicole Rollender 11 May 2018

The Magnolia Review writer interview by Suzanna Anderson

The Aiming Circle writer interview by Randy Brown (aka Charlie Sherpa) 24 October 2017

Military Spouse Fine Artists Network artist interview by Jessica Melville Goodin 24 October 2017

Les Femmes Folles: Women in Art writer interview by Sally Deskins 25 August 2017

Peeking Cat Poetry writer interview by editor Sam Rose 29 January 2017

Carpe Noctem book interview for Uniform by Nicole Rollender 10 August 2016

Into the Void Magazine author interview by Philip Elliott 5 August 2016


contributor: : “Homefront Journal” and book reviews The Military Spouse Book Review August 2016 – present

guest-blogger: “A Poet’s Inspiration: Place as Fluidity” The Woven Tale Press 20 April 201

guest vector: “Away from It all,” “Born Again,” “Time on Target,” and “A Walk in the Park” Broadsided Press October 2016


Quintessential Listening: Poetry–lisa-stice

Northern Renaissance Arts & Science Summer Reading Series, 15 July 2015


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