Publications

Wait for it:

    • Anger (a micro-essay forthcoming on The Manifest Station)
    • Contact (a short story forthcoming with Oratoria)
    • “The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You” (a poem forthcoming with Earth’s Daughters)
    • Laundry: Home of the Good Shepherd (a short story forthcoming with J Journal)
    • It Isn’t Easy When You See Everyone Die (a short-story/novel excerpt forthcoming with AMP Hofstra’s Literary Magazine, spring 2019)
    • I wish human destruction was like (a poem forthcoming in Thimble Magazine, spring 2019)
    • Oenophile (a poem forthcoming in The Anglican Theological Review, ~2019)
    • Children (a poem forthcoming on Lodestone)
    • Physics and Green Room (poems forthcoming on Plume Poetry)

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2019

2018

2017

    • Metamorphose, winner of Creative Ink’s monthly poetry contest – UK version and Irish version (July 14, 2017)
    • Presented from Church in the Decaying Shipyard, my full-length manuscript of poetry, at the Society of Vineyard Scholars’ annual conference at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT (June 22-24, 2017); video recordings: reading and follow up discussion
    • A Hoisting Point, pages 35-37 of issue one of The Hungry Chimera (March 1, 2017)
    • $7 and Other Ceremonies in On Broken Stones (Tupelo Press), a collection of 2015 Truchas conference attendees (Jan. 2017) – if you would like to order a copy of this short chapbook, please let me know.

2016

    • Glass Hour on Algebra of Owls (Dec. 13, 2016)
    • Divorce on After the Pause, page lll (those are three lower-case Ls) (Dec. 3, 2016)
    • Not Jumping (since formatting matters, imagine this in four-lined stanzas rather than each line on its own since that’s the way I wrote/agonized over it), runner up in its annual Foley Poetry Contest in print and online in America Magazine (Nov. 28, 2016)
    • An original piece (scroll to find my name) about my experience after Donal Trump’s election on This Is Not Normal (Nov. 17, 2016)
    • A book review of The Making of Donald Trump in Real Change (Nov. 2, 2016)
    • Placed in Glimmer Train‘s top 25 for their Very Short Fiction contest (Oct. 2016)
    • Book review of The Value of Homelessness in Real Change (Oct. 12, 2016)
    • Book review of Dark Money: The Hidden History of Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right in Real Change (Oct. 5, 2016)
    • Not exactly a publication, but I wrote and a dear friend illustrated a children’s book for another dear friend’s son. It’s called Purple is for Playtime.
    • A revision of Pinata on poems2go.wordpress.com (Sep. 9, 2016)
    • Thoughts on Trump, an Op-Ed in Real Change (May 25, 2016)
    • BirthdayApril Contest winner for CreativeInk’s monthly writing contest (May 25, 2016)
    • Op-Ed in Real Change (April 6, 2016)
    • Cornfield Country republished w/ permission on Seattle Pacific Seminary’s blog (March 17, 2016)
    • Book review of Invisible in Austin in Real Change (March 2nd, 2016)
    • Five poems from my chapbook Long Division with Five (Feb. 23, 2016)
    • Interview with Alyssa Katz, author of The Influence Machine: The Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life in Real Change (Jan. 27th, 2016)
    • Clay, top-ten finalist in Blue Bonnet Review’s annual poetry contest (Jan. 22, 2016)
  • Op-Ed in Real Change about fear and comfort in today’s political environment (Jan. 6, 2016)

2015

    • Book review of The Rule of Nobody in Real Change (Dec. 9, 2015)
    • Contest winner: short piece in course catalog (winter 2015, page 2)
    • Laundry in Three Line Poetry (Nov. 2015)
    • The Pastor on fiftywordstories.com (Sept. 8, 2015)
    • Received Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest’s 84 Annual Writing Competition for my nonfiction essay Depth Perfection (Sept. 2015)
    • Participation in the Lament for the Dead project, mourning the loss of Craig Whisenand (August 12, 2015)
    • Op-ed article in Real Change about the laws banning/restricting distributing food to the homeless (July 15, 2015)
    • Op-ed article in Real Change about WA State’s new addendum to its mental health legislation, “Joel’s Law” (May 27, 2015)
  • Five Pieces on Scotland’s Annual Open Arts and Craft Open Studios event, the “Spring Fling” (May 22, 2015)
  1. Revenance
  2. Vapor
  3. Clay
  4. Perforation
  5. Rock, O My Baby

2014

  1. Reflections on former bishop N.T. Wright’s lecture
  2. Synopsis of Madeleine Albright’s Visit
  3.  Review of James Bryan Smith’s Church Leaders Forum
  4. Synopsis of James K.A Smith’s “Imagining and Desiring the Kingdom Lecture  
  5. Review of the Annual Paul T. Walls Lecture: Dr. Wall on Revelation:  Part I and Part II
  6. Synopsis of “Spiritual But Not Religious: Seeking Transcendence in a Secular Age” Discussion
  7. Review of Andy Crouch’s keynote address for the Day of Common Learning
  8. Synopsis of Race in America after Ferguson Forum at SPU: Part I and Part II
  9. Reflections on Seattle Evangelicals for Racial Justice, hosted by First Free Methodist Church
  10. Palmer Lecture Series: Review of Lecture and Q&A session
  11. Reflections on the Pacific NW Conference’s Racial Reconciliation Summit
  12. Recap of “Hackers, Spies and Freedom” – a lecture by former (and longest-served) director of the NSA, Gen. Keith Alexander
  13. Summary of the annual Wall’s Lecture
  14. Reflections on the First Annual “No Limits, No Boundaries” disability event

2013 and older

  • “Little Book of Longing” and “Simulacra,” ditchpoetry.com (Dec. 2013)
  • “A Rescue,” Café Aphra blog (Sep. 2013)
  • Short, untitled piece, The Sun Magazine’s Reader’s Write section (Feb. 2013)
  • “Wishing Well,” Ballard Street Poetry Journal (March 2012)
  • “Well,” honorable mention in Writer’s Digest Essay Competition (May 2011)
  • “Blessed Are We,” Vineyards: A Collection of Christian Poetry (Feb. 2011)
  • Nature of Words Rising Star Competition:
  1. Won Poetry category for “The Little Book of Longing,” age group 25+ (Nov. 2012)
  2. Honorable Mention in poetry category for “Dinner with My Father,” age group 19-25 (Nov. 2011)
  3. Honorable Mention in nature essay category for “Noisy Roots”, age group 19-25 (Nov. 2010)
  4. Won nonfiction short story category for “Moving,” age group 19-25 (Nov. 2009)
  • “To Be Attitudes,” grand-prize winner in the poetry category for Chapel Arts Commission at SPU (March 2009)
  • My very old blog I started to document my solo travels around Europe in the summer of 2009 and a bit beyond

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One thought on “Publications”

  1. Megan

    Your review “Poet Slam” is a brave piece.

    For years I was disturbed by Hall’s specious claim that “The sound and density of poems require more testosterone,” a claim he made repeatedly. Implicit in that is a criticism of female poets. http://www.triquarterly.org/node/273721

    And then there is the disgusting notion of “Hall’s Harem.”: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/donald-halls-late-burst-of-creativity

    I hope your review gets read and leads to more discussion of this ugly side of poetry, and more talking back.

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