Hey, gang!

Turn It Up has made its way into the world!

Check out a video of a few poems from there book here:


Get your own copy here:


or here: https://sundogpoetry.org/product/turn-it-up

I think we could all use a little more music and poetry in our lives at this point. Enjoy!

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New poems up at Loch Raven Review

Check ’em out here;



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The Path

Got a new poem out there, cowritten with Isa Cramer (well, she gets two lines at least).

The Path by Stephen Cramer



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3 new poems in Red River Review


Okay, so this is a bit of a maze. You need to click on the link above, then click through to their new website. Then scroll down to “More Posts.” Click it, and you’ll find my three pieces when you scroll down. It’s a complete mess, I know. But hopefully the poems will be worth it. 🙂

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Vermont Poets and Their Craft


Look what arrived it the mail today! I’m so happy to have an essay in here, and pleased to share pages with David Budbill, Chard DeNiord, David Huddle, Martha Zweig, and others.

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Turn It Up!



The word is officially out: this summer I’ll be releasing an anthology, Turn It Up! Music in Poetry from Jazz to Hip-Hop, with Sundog Press and Green Writers Press. I’m so proud of the lineup we’ve got in there: 400 pages of poems, including everyone from Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, and Amiri Baraka to Yusef Komunyakaa, Kim Addonizio, Joyce Carol Oates, Kevin Young, and Danez Smith. 88 poets in all (the number of keys on a piano).

And, of course, we’ve got a dope cover from Michael J. Balzano.

We’re looking forward to putting the finishing touches on this project and then getting it out into the world as soon as we can!


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“Lipstick” in Diode

Check out a new piece in Diode Poetry Journal. Because who doesn’t love poems about boys playing with lipstick?

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