Now You're the Enemy (poems, 2008) and I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well (personal lyric essays, 2017).  He has won awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.  An associate professor of English, he directs the Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College in Chestertown, MD.


Recent Poems

Academy of American Poets:  "Pittsburgh"

Academy of American Poets:  "A Home in the Country"

Academy of American Poets:  "Out from the Patches of Briers and Blackberries."

Diagram: "James Untitled" and "Self-Portrait as Boy With the Head of Goliath."

Bloom:  "Romantic Comedy."

"A Fact Which Occurred in America" (with commentary; from Structure and Style)

"Portrait of My Mother as the Republic of Texas" (first published in Rhino).

"The Enemy"(first published in Boston Review)

"Portrait of My Lover as Man in Polyester Suit (1980)" (first published in Boston Review)

"Portrait of My Lover Singing in Traffic" (first published in TriQuarterly)

Tinderbox Poetry Journal: "An American Porn Star Contemplates the Divine"

HIV Here and Now: "Reagan Red"

Recent Essays,

Alaska Quarterly Review: "Be Destroyed"

Cutbank: "Prophecy"

Poetry Society of America: "Demolition" (criticism)