Poetry in Journals

  • “Coming to Shore”, Think: A Journal of Poetry, Reviews, and Criticism, Fall 2015.
  • “Pining”, Poecology, Issue 5, September 2015.
  • “Lake Superior Pastoral”, “Blue Plums”, and “Breakfast after Your Death”, Sequestrum, August 2015.
  • “Monette.” Floating Bridge Review, Issue 7 (on Work), edited by Washington Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austin. Fall, 2014.
  • “Armistice, 1940.” museum of americana and Quiddity (Collaborative Midwest issue). Winter 2014.
  • “A Novice Contemplates the Still Life.” Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry. Summer, 2014.
  • “Ode to the Lovers Upstairs.” Architrave Press, Letterpress edition. Fall 2013.
  • “The Founders of Modern Zydeco.” RHINO. Spring 2013.
  • “Midwestern Lullaby.” Architrave Press, Letterpress edition. Spring 2013.
  • “Snow Day.” Third Wednesday Journal. Winter 2013.
  • “Ruin.” Midwest Gothic, Nostalgia issue. Fall 2012.
  • “Heat Wave.” Baltimore Review. Heat Contest Honorable Mention. Online publication, Summer 2012. Journal publication, Summer 2013.
  • “The Seventh Ring of Hell.” Midwest Gothic. Summer 2012.
  • “At the Marriage of the Fat Lady and the Human Skeleton.” Little Patuxent Review, Audacity issue. Summer 2012 (Issue 12).
  • “City Bus, Route 15.” Conversations across Borders. Summer 2012.
  • “Family Plot.” Tilt-a-Whirl: A Poetry Sporadical of Repeating Forms. Spring 2012 (Issue 7). Online.
  • “End of Days.” Natural Bridge, Summer 2012.
  • “What Poverty Means to Me.” Naugatuck River Review. Winter 2011.
  • “The Death of Chang and Eng, 1811-1874.” CALYX Journal. Winter 2012 (Vol. 27.1). Plus audio recording.
  • “The Deserted Island of Thirteen.” Garbanzo! Fall 2011 (Issue 8). Online.
  • “The Moon over Milwaukee” and “On Seeing Beausoleil at the Fairmont Opera House, Minnesota.” Regional finalist for the 2011 Midwest Writing Center?s Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest, published in Off Channel, Summer 2011.
  • “The Appearance of Cicadas.” Gulf Stream Magazine. Issue 5. Spring 2011. Online.
  • “The Grocery Boys of Main Street” and “Last Time at the Circus.” The Chiron Review. Summer 2010 (Issue 91).
  • “A Powerful Poem.” The Chiron Review, Punk issue. December 2009 (Issue 89).
  • “Thoughts of My Brother Hanging” and “Rain.” Relief, Spring 2009 (Vol 3.1).
  • “Houdini Preaches the Great Turn-Off.” The Laurel Review, Summer 2001 (Vol 35.2).

Poetry in Anthologies

  • “A Powerful Poem.” Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace. Lost Horse Press, 2015. 
  • “Ode to Farm & Fleet.” Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland. Ice Cube Press, Summer 2014.
  • “Apples.” Digging to the Roots Poetry Calendar 2013. Writers Rising Up, Winter 2012.
  • “Our Last Night.” Deep Waters: Rivers, Lakes and Seas. Outrider Press, Summer 2012.
  • “Love Letter to Hans Christian Anderson.” A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. University of Akron Press. Spring 2012.
  • “Raspberries.” Higher Education: Reading and Writing about College. Prentice-Hall, First Edition 2001. Second Edition 2006. Third Edition 2011.

Published Book Reviews on Poetry

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Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories. Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Miroland Publishing. Foreword Reviews, Summer 2013.

Words for Elephant Man. Kenneth Sherman. The Porcupine’s Quill. Foreword Reviews, Winter 2013.

Park Songs. David Budbill. Exterminating Angel Press. Foreword Reviews, Fall 2012.

The Rigid Body. Gabriel Spera. The Ashland Poetry Press. Foreword Reviews, Fall 2012.

The Exile’s Papers: The Dirt’s Passion Is Flesh Sorrow. Wayne Clifford. The Porcupine’s Quill Press. Foreword Reviews, Summer 2012.

Inward of Poetry: George Johnston & William Blissett in Letters. The Porcupine’s Quill Press. Foreword Reviews, Summer 2012.

Having Been an Accomplice. Laura Cronk. Persea Books. Foreword Reviews, Summer 2012.

June Fourth Elegies. Liu Xiaobo. Graywolf Press. Foreword Reviews, Spring 2012.

To Embroider the Ground with Prayer. Teresa Scollon. Wayne State UP. Foreword Reviews, Spring 2012.

Neighborhood Register. Marcus Jackson. CavanKerry Press. Foreword Reviews, Sept/Oct 2011.

Secret Wounds. Richard M. Berlin. BkMk Press. Foreword Reviews, Winter 2012.

Black Ocean. Brian Barker. ForeWord Reviews. July/August 2011.

Little Boy Blue: A Memoir in Verse. Gray Jacobik. ForeWord Reviews, May/June 2011.

Homelessness of Self. Susan Terris. ForeWord Reviews, March/April 2011.

Casanova in Venice: A Raunchy Rhyme. Kildare Dobbs. ForeWord Reviews, Mar/Apr 2011.

The Essential Kenneth Leslie. Edited by Zachariah Wells. ForeWord Reviews, Nov/Dec 2010.

Missing You, Metropolis. Gary Jackson. ForeWord Reviews, Nov/Dec 2010.

Complete Physical. Shane Neilson. ForeWord Reviews. ForeWord Reviews, Nov/Dec2010.

Pima Road Notebook. Keith Ekiss. ForeWord Reviews, Nov/Dec 2010.

Published Book Reviews on Midwest History/Environment

Jens Jensen: Writing Inspired by Nature. Edited by William H.. Tishler. Wisconsin Historical Society Press. ForeWord Reviews, Winter 2012.

Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin’s Early Settlers. Marcia C.Carmichael. ForeWord Reviews, May/June 2011.

Environmental Politics and the Creation of a Dream: Establishing the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Harold C. Jordahl Jr. with Annie L. Booth. ForeWord Reviews,May/June 2011.

Homer Croy: Corn Country Travel Writing, Literary Journalism, and Memoir. Edited by Zachary Michael Jack. ForeWord Reviews, Nov/Dec 2010.

Published Book Reviews: Additional Subjects

Farms with a Future: Creating and Growing a Successful Farm Business. Rebecca Thistlethwaite. Chelsea Green. Foreword Reviews, Winter 2012.

EcoThrifty: Cheaper, Greener Choices for a Happier, Healthier Life. Deborah Neimann. New Society Publishers. ForeWord Reviews, Winter 2012.

The Small Scale Poultry Flock. Harvey Ussery. Chelsea Green. ForeWord Reviews, Sept/Oct 2011.

Slow Gardening: A No-Stress Philosophy for All Senses and Seasons. Felder Rushing. ForeWord Reviews, July/August 2011.

Write Start: A Guide to Nurturing Writing at Every Stage, from Scribbling to Forming Letters and Writing Stories. Jennifer Halissey. ForeWord Reviews, Jan/Feb 2011.

Books Published for Children and Young Adults

(Samples and Publication List at Google Books and Amazon.com)

Writing Instruction

  • Thorns, Horns, and Crescent Moons: Reading and Writing Nature Poems. (Poems featured with the work of other poets.) Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2014.
  • Trust, Truth, and Ridiculous Goofs: Reading and Writing Friendship Poems. (Poems featured with the work of other poets.) Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2014.
  • Organizing Information. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2012.
  • Verbs. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2012.
  • Adjectives. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2012.
  • Conjunctions. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2012.
  • You Can Write a Journal. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2012.
  • You Can Write Opinions. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2012.
  • You Can Write Cool Poems. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2012.
  • You Can Write Awesome Stories. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2012.
  • Using Photos to Write Your Own Nonfiction. Mankato, MN: Capstone, 2011.
  • Metaphors, Similes, and Other Word Pictures. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2005.
  • Puns, Allusions, and Other Word Secrets. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2005.
  • Rhyme, Meter, and Other Word Music. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2005.
  • Shakespeare, Keats, and Other Wordsmiths. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2005.

The Arts & Cultural History

  • The Atomic Bomb. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2007.
  • The Postage Stamp. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2007.
  • The Fifth Symphony. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2006.
  • The Metric System. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2006.
  • The Golden Gate Bridge. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2006.
  • The Statue of Liberty. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2005.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2005.
  • Pablo Picasso. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2005.
  • Rudolf Nureyev. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2005.
  • The Light Bulb.* Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2004. (*Received Nonfiction Honorable Mention at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair)
  • William Shakespeare. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2003.

African-American History

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2005.
  • James Brown. Chicago, IL: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2003.

Graphic Novels

  • Jim Thorpe. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2007.
  • George Eastman and the Kodak Camera. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2007.
  • Louis Pasteur and Pasteurization. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2007.
  • Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2006.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2006.

Additional Subjects

  • C.M. Punk: Straight-Edge Heel. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, 2012.
  • Snowboarding. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2007.
  • Skateboarding. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2007.
  • Rock Climbing. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2007.
  • The U.S. Military. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2003.
  • Heat. Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2002.
  • Wind. Mankato, MN: Smart Apple Media, 2002.