Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Leaving Amsterdam Centraal

My poem "Leaving Amsterdam Centraal" appeared in print journal THE CHIRON REVIEW #123, Fall 2021. You can purchase it here.

Windy Gulch

Originally appeared in WAVING HANDS, the literary journal of Colorado Northwestern Community College. Spring 2021.

windy gulch

for my sanity

I sometimes

pull off a paved road

to a dirt road

go a while

pull onto a two-track

follow it to the end

or until I get sick of driving

get out

start walking

to an arroyo


follow that

up the sandy bottom

climbing slickrock dryfalls

no other humans

just the occasional deer track

or coyote or cat

go until

tired + find

a shady granite cliff

to sit under

listen to wind

cooling my sweat

stay there

watching trees + clouds

breathing sage juniper pine

look for Dillard bugs

maybe nap

attract buzzards

or a hawk

fill myself

with gracias

w/these moments


Friday, April 15, 2022

Wildcat Dreams in the Death Light by Reagan Sova

Just got my copy of Wildcat Dreams in the Death Light by my friend Reagan Sova, from First To Knock books! 

It's a turn-of-the-last-century Odyssey with tones of Cormac McCarthy and Kurt Vonnegut. Order here.



Friday, April 8, 2022

Snake Mountain Hotshots short story

Honored to be in the new Cowboy Jamboree tribute issue to Breece DJ Pancake with so many good writers! Check out my short story "Snake Mountain Hotshots" on page 38! #gritlit

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Rock Tao by David Meltzer

My book review of David Meltzer's long lost book length collage essay, Rock Tao, now up at Splice Today. Meltzer crossed the bridge between the Beats and the San Francisco Renaissance poetry scene and the 60s San Francisco rock scene.