New

Now and soon

Ornament, my first poetry collection, received the 2016 Vassar Miller Prize, and is forthcoming in spring 2017 from the University of North Texas Press. You can order a copy from UNT Press or from Powell’s, or from your favorite indy bookseller. Signed copies will be available here shortly.

A Pocket Book of Forms, standard edition, is available for sale as of June 23, 2014 (May 2015: brown copies are now sold out, although Pomegranate Books has a couple; pink and a few blue remain available here). For you never know when you’ll need a rondeau! For a triolet could save the day!

Forces of Attention no. 1 is available for order here. Users’ experience with the object is documented at todointhenewyear.tumblr.com. If you have a copy and wish to share photos or thoughts, please be in touch.

March–April 2017

“Sunday,” “Strapless,” and “Green Man” appear in Poetry International.

“Waltzing On Top of the World,” after the old Jim Reeves song, appears in the new Birmingham Poetry Review.

“Honeysuckle” appears in the Hopkins Review.

An essay in 32 Poems‘s Contributors’ Marginalia series, on Maggie Smith’s “Love Poem”: 32poems.com/blog/10065/what-can-i-give-you

September–October 2016

“Nesting” and “Pears” appear in the print edition of a brand-new concern, the Arkansas International, and you can read “Dishwashing” on its website. You can subscribe here.

“Piedmont,” a long old thing in Sapphics, appears in the new issue of Think.

May–June 2016

Limax maximus,” on the mating habits of the great slug, appears in the new Michigan Quarterly Review.

Missive,” on a line from Edna St. Vincent Millay, is part of the Millay feature in Mezzo Cammin’s June issue.

“Unhomemaking” appears in the new issue of the Fourth River.

Trillium” is reprinted in the summer Canary.

March 2016

Poems forthcoming in Poetry International, 32 Poems, Michigan Quarterly Review, the Hopkins Review, and Birmingham Poetry Review, among others.

February 2016

Ecotone 20—the Sound Issue—is available now! The issue includes our first-ever audio supplement, with five songs old and new, available for download to anyone who buys a copy of the print issue. For my editor’s note, I talked with Greg Reish of Spring Fed Records, and also thought about sleeping in tents at fiddler’s conventions; that is here.

January 2016

“The Royal Typewriter Company Delivers by Parachute, 1927” appears in the Southern Poetry Review.

Endearment (my little love)” appears in Spiral Orb eleven.

November 2015

Three new poems in the fall Colorado Review—the first ones from BELEAVE, a project exploring and supporting forests affected by introduced species.

32 Poems has nominated my poem “Midafternoon” for the Pushcart Prize anthology.

October 2015

“Ornament,” after a line from Mississippi John Hurt, appears in the autumn issue of The Southern Review, and in the audio gallery for the issue.

The Best of the Raintown Review: 2009–2015, available as of Oct. 26, includes my “Trifoliate Orange,” along with a slew of other good and interesting poems.

Cate Lycurgus has a close reading of “Midafternoon,” on the 32 Poems blog.

Just out from Serving House Books: There’s This Place I Know…, an anthology of work from H. L. Hix and Heather Lang’s Picture Postcards series, including a tiny essay of mine, on writing letters and on the beloved Durham main post office.

Sprout Wings and Fly,” with thanks to Tommy Jarrell, and “Girl at the State Line,” on a line from Virgil Anderson, appear in the new issue of District Lit.

August 2015

Awarded a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in literature.

On the 32 Poems blog, “Wake Up!”: a Contributor’s Marginalia post on Zeina Hashem Beck’s “Adhan.”

Midafternoon” appears in the elegant and charming 32 Poems 13.1.

Reports are in from ILSSA’s 2015 Festival to Plead for Skills!

July 2015
Poems forthcoming in the Southern Poetry Review, Colorado Review, District Lit, and The Best of the Raintown Review: 2009–2015.

June 2015
Ecotone 19—the magazine’s tenth-anniversary issue—is available now, released along with the launch of our new website

May 2015
Poems forthcoming in 32 Poems, the Southern Review, and Canary.

For Vela, a Bookmarked column on place-based poets.

H. L. Hix and Heather Lang’s Picture Postcards project originally appeared online at In Quire. An anthology from the project, including my tiny essay about the Durham main post office, will be published this summer by Serving House Books.

In the wake of the writer’s residency they hosted at the Saugus Cafe during &Now 2015—which was super fun—Which Witch is producing an anthology of work written during the residency, forthcoming sometime this year.

April 2015
Three of the endearments (precious, cinnamon, and sweetie pie) appear in Really System issue 6.

Mapping” appears in Salt and O. Henry magazines’ Garden of Verse feature.

In the Los Angeles Review issue 17 (out in print and forthcoming online), Nicelle Davis interviews Pamela Uschuk and me.

February 2015
“Trifoliate Orange,” from a little series on introduced plant species, appears in the newly released Raintown Review issue 12.2.

January 2015
Two poems, “Hand Me Down My Walking Cane” and “Early Blackberries,” in The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: North Carolina.

October 2014
Ecotone
’s Sustenance issue has arrived! Online features soon to come; in the meantime, the print issue will be hitting newsstands shortly.

September 2014
A tiny essay about the Durham, North Carolina, main post office is up at In Quire’s Picture Postcards project.

August 2014
To Do in the New Year,” the poem after which this site is named, appeared in Redux on August 18, along with a brief essay about the making of the poem.

Before

ILSSA’s Festival to Plead for Skills, July 7, 2014—reports from members’ practice are posted here.

A chapbook of endearments was a finalist for the New Michigan Press/Diagram 2014 chapbook contest, July 2014.

The spring issue of 111O, which looks to be a fine one and which includes an endearment, is shipping as of May 2014. Also: Miel Books, which publishes the journal, does lots of other really good work; check them out.

The spring/summer Ecotone is here, with lots of fine work—including the debut of a new regular feature in which writers talk about a poem in relation to place. More about Poem in a Landscape in my editor’s note.

Preorders are now open for A Pocket Book of Forms! Order via Indiegogo by April 15: igg.me/at/pbof/, March 3, 2014.

A review of Chemical Poems: One on Each Element, by Mario Markus, at the Journal of Chemical and Engineering News, February 2014.

The fall issue of Ecotone is available! Looks best in print, but some things are featured online, too, January 2014.

An essay—the first entry in American Scientist’s new Arts Lab department—on children’s literature about computing technology, October 2013.

A chapbook of endearments was a finalist in the 2013 Center for Book Arts chapbook contest, September 2013.

A slide show of Edward Lear’s nonsense botanicals, thanks to Harvard University’s Houghton Library, to accompany a piece I wrote about his work in the Jan–Feb issue of American Scientist, March 2013.

SEND WORD (iteration 1) gets a shout-out on Printeresting—along with lots of other fine work by fellow residents and by master printers Rory Sparks and Emily Arthur—in Amanda Lee’s writeup about her visit to Penland, February 2013.

Letterpress printing residency at Penland School of Crafts, January 2013.