“All of Us,” a 74-line poem about becoming a couple after the first wife dies, won an Honorable Mention in the Oregon Poetry’s Association Spring 2015 contest. Watershed Review “Dating a Dutch Scientist” and “Gold in the Mouth” in its December 2014 issue. Several of these poems appear in Saturday Afternoons, published March 2009. My photograph, “Laundry, San Felipe,” shot in Mexico’s Yucatan, is on the book’s cover. The Harney County poems come from my spring stint as the 2009 Eastern Oregon Writer-in-Residence.
exploring, head down,
pushing a stick through
sandy debris, poking Read More
(dedicated to my nephew George Allen) Read More
Our parents took us to museums
like they ushered us to church.
No questions asked,
voices lowered to a whisper, Read More
Crows hold grudges.
They memorize your mug
when you play nice,
and make you pay Read More
Tip your head
for a half lung of rarified air
while scrawny boys swim you
down and flatten your chest Read More