Archive for the ‘Publications’ Category


August 7, 2011

Uphook Press’ 2011 anthology, titled -gape-seed-, is out with poetry by R. Nemo Hill, Gabriella Radujko, John J. Trause and Eric Alter. My “Death in Cal’well” is in there.


Stones Jones Canzone

April 27, 2011

“The Stones in Morocco”, the first of my Rolling Stones canzones, appears in the April issue of The Flea!


January 22, 2011

My poem “Cologne” is in the new Literary Bohemian. Hold your nose.

The Lullaby Inside

December 20, 2010

American Arts Quarterly has published my sonnet “Sculpture.” Please click on the link below the poem at the AAQ site to see a website on Judith Scott’s work. Click into the section labeled “Judith’s Artwork”, which includes two minutes from a documentary film about the artist. Below is another very interesting video. Thanks to Meredeth Bergmann for taking the poem.

Autumn Sky Poetry

October 25, 2010

Autumn Sky Poetry is out with its annual art issue, and I am in it with an ekphrastic sonnet on David Park’s Kids on Bikes. Also see fine work by Paul Stephens, Jean L. Kreiling, and other formalistas.


July 15, 2010

…me in Think. With “Enablement”. And how about Jennifer Reeser?

Raintown Review

July 14, 2010

The Summer issue of the Raintown Review features a detail of my painting, Allegory of Lower Manhattan, Panel 1, on the cover. The image will be familiar to those who lift their eyes an inch. Inside is my sonnet “Niagara.” As is always the case, this issue is packed with really fine poetry and criticism from the metrical world. Lance Levens (check), Midge Goldberg (check), Paul Stevens (check), John Foy (check), Terese Coe (check). Check, check, and double Check the Raintown Review.

Here is:


In Canada, the river opens up.
No fence obstructs the daybreak suicide
who comes hungover with his plastic cup
from the casino. He can roll and ride
a hundred yards—or ten, if he so chooses—
to that low-hung bank of thunder cloud
and simply disappear. The man who loses
wins in Canada! He checks out loud
and clear, his public and his private debt
obliterated. On the darkling lawn
and esplanade, he antes on a bet
and rallies with a hand out to the dawn,
a flailing number in the rolling score
past chain-link sparkling on the other shore.


June 19, 2010

The Spring/Summer issue of ep;phany arrived today. It features poems about places, including a wonderful poem by April Bernard called “Not from the Italian”. There are three of mine, including:

Ending in Cape May

For my Aunt Ches at 98

You linger through a summer fraught with squalls,
a tough recession and tomato blight.
“It takes its time,” you sigh. “It drags, it crawls.”
You cry to have it over with at night

and deal your Mass card solitaire in dust–
a run of hearts, a club, the Savior’s face.
You play a closing hand of gold on rust,
a color scheme that seems to swim in place.

I drive to Exit 0 in the rain
past stunted pines, a vagary of plate
tectonics. How this prehistoric strain
of evergreens defines the Garden State

and brines the heavy air of afternoon!
I feel the electricity in clouds
that build like weekend traffic, knowing soon
another microburst will tear like crowds

across a sunny beach on Saturday.
We’ve had so few this year. The businesses
along the Jersey shore are blown away.

Huncke is Here

June 15, 2010

My 12-canto ottava rima epic, Huncke, is now available in solid dose form from Seven Towers, Dublin. The book, illustrated by Paul Weingarten, can be purchased from or from me if you go to FaceBook, join the Huncke group, and e-mail me an enquiry. I have launched a separate blog called Huncke with all sorts of information. Stop by!


April 30, 2010

The Flea for April has my sonnet “Triduum”. Also read and listen to Timothy Murphy’s “Small Game on the Prairie”. Thanks to Paul Stephens for another tremendous issue. Keep up with The Flea!